Posts filed under: Social Justice

The Stones Will Continue to Cry Out

As he prepared to enter the city he was fully cognizant of the trials that lay ahead. He might have chosen to furtively slip in. Attempt to avoid those who...

Turn and See – the Isolated, the Marginalized, the Outcast, and the Broken-hearted

I had always interpreted his comment as reflecting impatience. Perhaps even being infused with a measure of displeasure and annoyance. Reaching the conclusion that he was irritated because someone had...

We are to be the Light in This World

“You are burning lamps who the Lord has established on his sacred mountain to illuminate the darkness of the world by your word and example.” Elisabeth of Schonau, wrote this...

The Call to Love Our Neighbour

Jesus’ call to love is so fundamental to the Christian faith we can feel its pulse as it echoes throughout Scripture and the salvation narrative. From the front cover to...

We are called to be different. So we can make a difference.

This year has been unsettling. So many dark threads, events, circumstances have become woven into its fabric. It has been a season where trouble and tricksters have been afoot. Where...

Engaging in Walk Abouts

As a school principal, several times a day I would engage in what we called “walk abouts”. This was where we would leave our offices in the hub of the...

Slowing down, Looking up, and Stepping In

I was loading my groceries onto the conveyor belt at the grocery store’s checkout when I overheard her comment. The cashier and her colleague, who was helping her bag the...

And We Will Overcome

For as long as I can remember I have yearned for the world to be different. Where love and kindness and inclusiveness carry the day. And goodness and justice has...

Sharing the Harvest

He had worked hard and had been richly rewarded. The crops had been particularly successful. Harvest season had arrived, and he was getting ready to store the grain for the...

Books, An Invitation to Walk Through the Uncomfortable

I recently read on Twitter that a school district in the States has banned the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, from its reading list because it “makes people uncomfortable”. Of...