“… The righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you
? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'”
“That, to me, is at the heart of what being a Catholic is about,” Bohmann explained to AOL News. “Not the Vatican, not all of that.
Not everything that’ s going on there.
… It’s about Jesus being a servant.
Living your faith as a Catholic is more truly all about being a servant to those in need.”
At Holy Thursday services, Catholic priests wash the feet of parish members to symbolize that they are servants of the people — a ceremony that echoes a scene when Jesus washed the feet of his 12 apostles before the Last Supper.
But this year, that symbolic act seems overshadowed to some by accusations that too many Catholic priests and leaders failed to protect the vulnerable or serve with humility.
Most of our institutions stink
of corruption. In the midst of such darkness we must remember that we are called to reform–to bring good out of evil. That goes whether we are Christian or Muslim
or Jew or anything else, including atheist. I personally believe that if we are seeking good we are seeking God, no matter the term, or name, or concept. And God is seeking us.
There’s a price to p
People like the status quo. They persecute the prophet, the whistleblower, the one who tries to do what’s right. Yet, the call to do good remains.
That is the message of Easter, and the hope.