Thursday 13th October: Justice Matters to God

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Reflection: 4 Reasons Why Justice Matters to God

1. We’re all equal before God

Humans are made in God’s image and stand equally before God in our great variety . To God, no one is greater or lesser.

2. God is a God of justice

In the Bible, God is always acting in history to set relationships right, defend the poor, the weak and the oppressed. In fact, God is the very manifestation of justice and mercy.

3. Justice is ‘structural’ love

Justice is fairness embedded in the structures of society, such as our school. Biblical justice goes further than strict justice, and is saturated with God’s grace, mercy and forgiveness. It is structural love.

4. No peace without justice

The Good News is all about reconciliation, the setting right of all relationships. But there is no peace without justice, as is clear in international relations.

In the cloth of the gospel, God’s justice and forgiveness are seamlessly interwoven.

Prayer

Almighty God, you have given all peoples one common origin, and your will is to gather them as one family in yourself. Fill the hearts of all with the fire of your love and the desire to ensure justice for all our sisters and brothers. By sharing the good things you give us, may we secure justice and equality for every human being, and a human society built on love and peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us.

St Joseph pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.