FRIDAY AUGUST 28, 2020

“The pandemic has exposed the plight of the poor and the great inequality that reigns in the world. And the virus, while it does not distinguish between people, has found, in its devastating path, great inequalities and discrimination. And it has exacerbated them!  The response to the pandemic is therefore dual. On the one hand, it is essential to find a cure for this small but terrible virus, which has brought the whole world to its knees. On the other, we must also cure a larger virus, that of social injustice, inequality of opportunity, marginalisation, and the lack of protection for the weakest… And this is not a political option; nor is it an ideological option, a party option… no. The preferential option for the poor is at the centre of the Gospel.”

Pope Francis

GENERAL AUDIENCE AUGUST 19, 2020

Photograph from Bolivia

Memorial of Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church     

Psalm 33

The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

Exult, you just, in the LORD;
praise from the upright is fitting.
Give thanks to the LORD on the harp;
with the ten-stringed lyre chant his praises.

The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

For upright is the word of the LORD,
and all his works are trustworthy.
He loves justice and right;
of the kindness of the Lord the earth is full.

The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

The LORD brings to nought the plans of nations;
he foils the designs of peoples.
But the plan of the LORD stands forever;
the design of his heart, through all generations.

The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

 

Blessings from Team MISSIO!