07-16-16 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 16, 2016
The LORD spoke through the prophet Isaiah about Jesus saying,
I shall place my Spirit upon him,
and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.
He will not contend or cry out,
nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets.
A bruised reed he will not break,
a smoldering wick he will not quench,
until he brings justice to victory.
And in his name the Gentiles will hope.
Mt_12:14-21

Today we seem to take justice to mean revenge.  When someone does something bad to me that gives me all the right to do something even worst to him – in the name of Justice!  WRONG!  That is not what justice means.  As a matter of fact that’s just the opposite of justice.

Justice is doing the right thing in the first place.  If hurting someone else by any means and to any extent is wrong, then revenge is just as unjust as the wrong done in the first place.  Justice comes to victory when wrongdoing is met with mercy.  Justice comes to victory when wrongdoing never happens because just people prevent the wrong through love.  Justice is a world of righteousness, a world of love, a Kingdom of God!  And it starts with me!

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About Joe Puglis

Hello and welcome to ColorMe4Life and Whispers to the Wind. My name is Joe Puglis and these websites encompass various aspects of my life. From the backgrounds of grocery store proprietor, to research chemist, to manager, carpet dyer and Catholic deacon you'll find a cornucopia of colors here, the Colors of Life. Most dear to my heart is my love of God, my awesome family, and you, beloved. Thank you for visiting. Please come back again. And feel free to visit the links in all pictures and hyper-linked words. These are always hand selected to go with the topic of discussion and kept as absolutely clean as possible. Also, I apologize for any links that have been removed by their owners. In time I try to replace them or update them. Hope you enjoy. May God bless YOU always, in Christ's love! Joe
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