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January 13, 2014

Faith Moment Alleviating Oppression 1

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This past Sunday, Catholics celebrated the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. The scripture readings remind us that Jesus came to "bring forth justice to the nations."

Christians believe that by our own baptism, we too are called for "the victory of justice", called to follow the example of Jesus and alleviate oppression wherever we may find it. When Jesus met the sick, he healed them. Seeing the hungry, he fed them. In word and in action, he brought light to those who lived in darkness.

So how might we be more like Jesus? We can promote justice on the local level by visiting the sick, supporting homeless shelters and other area charities. But we should also think globally, recognizing that Jesus Christ came for all nations. We can support international organizations that fight oppression and by doing so help to spread the message of Jesus to every corner of the world.

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