The Cry of the Poor
John continues his treatise on love: “If God so loved us, we also must love one another.” For the people of Israel, love must be shown especially to the poor. Psalm 72 speaks of the king: “He rescues the poor when they cry out, / the oppressed who have no one to help. / He shows pity to the needy and the poor / and saves the lives of the poor.” Do we look for these same traits in our leaders? In ourselves? How can we show concern for the poor during these cold days of winter? Today’s Readings: 1 John 4:11–18; Psalm 72:1–2, 10, 12–13; Mark 6:45–52.
© 2018 Liturgy Training Publications. 800-933-1800. Written by Barbara Matera. Scripture texts are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 2010, 1991, 1986, 1970, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, DC. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Permission to publish granted by the Archdiocese of Chicago, on March 9, 2018.