Reflection

Mar 17, 2018

Helping Hand

In today’s Gospel we hear Jesus say, “Do not worry. Trust me, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat, but if it dies, it produces much fruit.” If we want to see Jesus, we need to look for the fallen grains of wheat around us – the sick and impoverished, the abused, and those who are losing their live – the victims of poverty, abuse, discrimination and war. We need a new covenant – a covenant of love and forgiveness, and to have written in our hearts that we are God’s, that we aspire to be like Christ in transforming the darkness of the world’s pain into the life and joy of Easter.
“Jesus, who came as Emmanuel – God with us – and who promises to be with his people until the end of the ages – hidden in those most in need – To reject them ,is to reject God, made manifest in history.” (U.S.Bishops – Economic Justice for All.)