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Redefine our notion of progress

April 25, 2019

194. For new models of progress to arise, there is a need to change “models of global development”; this will entail a responsible reflection on “the meaning of the economy and its goals with an eye to correcting its malfunctions and misapplications.” (Message for World Day of Peace 2010) It is not enough to balance, in the medium term, the protection of nature with financial gain, or the preservation of the environment with progress. Halfway measures simply delay the inevitable disaster. Put simply, it is a matter of redefining our notion of progress. A technological and economic development which does not leave in its wake a better world and an integrally higher quality of life cannot be considered progress. Frequently, in fact, people’s quality of life actually diminishes – by the deterioration of the environment, the low quality of food or the depletion of resources – in the midst of economic growth. In this context, talk of sustainable growth usually becomes a way of distracting attention and offering excuses. It absorbs the language and values of ecology into the categories of finance and technocracy, and the social and environmental responsibility of businesses often gets reduced to a series of marketing and image-enhancing measures.

Source : Laudato Si'

Fr. Juan J. Sosa

St. Joseph Church

This Sunday is known as Divine Mercy Sunday. Today’s readings indeed proclaim the great love the Father has for all of humanity in his only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the Lord. Today’s Gospel narrates how Jesus appears in the midst of his disciples to share with them the gift of his peace. The absence of Thomas, the Twin, should make us evaluate our own faith commitment in Christ. Do we need signs to believe in God, although God may certainly perform such signs each day and we miss them? Jesus does not reject Thomas; in his infinite mercy Jesus invites Thomas to touch his wounds and experience his healing presence.

On this Divine Mercy Sunday, we, too are called to affirm our faith in the Risen Lord, and to learn how to touch his wounds in the wounds of those whom we meet in our daily journey: the poor and the homeless, the infirm and the prisoner, the families divided by hatred, the immigrant and the unemployed. When we touch those wounds, we touch Christ’s wounds; he welcomes us into his heart to help us grow in his love. When parish groups gather, they may wish to share about the connection between this Gospel text and the testimony they are called to offer as disciples of the Lord in our contemporary society.

Fr. Juan J. Sosa
Pastor

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