Political Love #1

Wednesday in the Octave of Easter

With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him,



Social and Political Charity

Political love

180. Recognizing that all people are our brothers and sisters, and seeking forms of social friendship that include everyone, is not merely utopian. It demands a decisive commitment to devising effective means to this end. Any effort along these lines becomes a noble exercise of charity. For whereas individuals can help others in need, when they join together in initiating social processes of fraternity and justice for all, they enter the “field of charity at its most vast, namely political charity”.[165] This entails working for a social and political order whose soul is social charity.[166] Once more, I appeal for a renewed appreciation of politics as “a lofty vocation and one of the highest forms of charity, inasmuch as it seeks the common good”.[167]

How do we recognize, “Political Love”?

Who was practicing “Political Love” based on Bishop Zurek’s letter to St. Mary’s Cathedral, “A Reflection on Christian Life“?

Bishop Zurek?

Me as one of “the few”?



Mysteriously, (Which is the case with things of God.) the answer to one of those options is yes, and will only be answered at the Final Judgment.

So how do I “recognize” “”Political Love”now? The answer is in today’s Gospel.

“Political Love” is not determined by the issues I support or “who” I vote for, but rather “in the breaking of the Bread”!

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