Jesuit Fr. James E. Hug serves as sacramental minister for the Adrian Dominican Sisters and writes on spirituality for social transformation. His blog, "Truth that does Justice," can be found on the website for the Dominican Center.
NCR Today: In the Jan. 27 passage from the first letter to the Corinthians, we have the extended metaphor of the many parts of the body of Christ. We all have different gifts, skills, opportunities, graces and roles. Whatever each of them is, they all are meant to be put into action together in these times to bring good news to the poor.
As election day approaches, we are flooded with rhetoric about the exceptionalism of the U.S. among the nations of the world. This narrative is a fable that glosses over the original sins at the foundation of our country as we know it today.
As the 2018 liturgical Season of Creation ends, we all must carry forward the inspiration, growth in spiritual energies and global collaboration that the season has nurtured in a renewed commitment.
The World Day of Prayer for Creation, celebrated Sept. 1 by Christians around the world, once again marked the opening of the annual ecumenical liturgical season that continues until the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 4.