In the new year, together we walk with God with willingness to help those in need
and to take actions that will lead to justice and peace.
Those who live justly perceive what belongs to whom and work to ensure that they receive it. Justice requires that all people, especially the poor and the weak, have access to their rights and to the opportunity to live normal lives. Justice impels us to recognize the equality and dignity of all. It encompasses all human interactions, and also recognizes the rights of animals and the entire natural world. Justice understands that among the poor and the voiceless are also all living creatures and the violated earth. It believes that injustice toward any group threatens us all. It understands that without justice there will never be peace.
May the Spirit of Justice move every human heart, may barriers which divide us crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease so that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace.
Name injustices when you see them. Speak boldly. Do not be afraid of “what others may think.
This is what God asks of you, only this,
To act justly
To love tenderly.
To walk humbly with your God.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied.
Matthew 5: 3-12
When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.
Dom Helder Camara
The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.
God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.
guess the only time most people think about injustice is when it happens to them.
here is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
With reverence for all creation, we work to secure the human dignity of all persons, especially the poor and oppressed.
Constitutions of the Sisters of Saint Joseph