Justice – working together for the good of all
Nga mihi atawhai – greetings to all in Mercy. What would Catherine McAuley like best about our church today? Its invitation to lay people to be involved in mission and to recognise its call to ordinary folk to be holy? Its recognition of theologians – women as well as men – who see faith in God linked to contemporary issues as diverse as fracking and human trafficking? Or perhaps its determination, through the leadership of the present pope, to become a church of the poor, for the poor? Each of these priorities, in its own way, reflects a commitment to tika or justice, which is the theme for our reflection this month.