Originally delivered on November 16, 1986
Readings: Malachi 3:19-20; Thessalonians 3:7-12; Luke 21: 5-19
In today’s Gospel, we are once again reminded that we must follow Jesus, despite the fact that many obstacles will confront us precisely for what we believe and do based on those beliefs. We, in a sense, bear a burden as Christians. We are reminded of the 1986 Pastoral Letter on Catholic Social Teaching and the U.S. Economy, Haiti, and affordable housing as current day happenings (then and now) that challenge us to act on behalf of our sisters and brothers, the poor.