Jesus has elements of both Mary and Martha, probably exhibiting them as the situation he is in dictates..
"The chapters are divided into three general categories: make yourself worthy of trust, build trust around you, and create a trustworthy and trusted country. Johnston expands on the notion of trust in his introduction, speaking of three trends that lie behind the collapse of trust"
:When confronted by the wrongdoing in residential schools, and around the world, many people say they cannot stay. And I hear “Do you still love me?” When people of our church reject persons because of their sexuality, many people say they cannot stay. I hear “Do you still love me?:
Michael Ignatieff tells us why consolation is the answer to what really matters..
"One of the drawbacks to having a day dedicated to mothers is that we too often focus on them on that single day and take them for granted for the rest of the year."
Placing Ignatius in the perspective of his times.
"So instead of the impossibility of this vision, I speak of how some of its dynamics are already at work in all of us, and I celebrate the possibility that I can integrate it even more fully in my love, in my life, with the help of God's guidance.:
"As Catholics, we are in an interesting bind: our faith calls us to lead a communal life, but our society and our civic culture tells us to lead an individual life, a life that is about me"
"So we in Hearst-Moosonee confidently entrust to Mary’s maternal intercession the Cree and Ojibway Christians of our diocese along with our ongoing efforts at healing and reconciliation."
But even in this light, it is difficult to defend the police’s inaction when the Ottawa Police Service ostensibly abdicated its duty to defend the citizens of Ottawa, namely the citizens of Centretown, the Market, Lowertown, and Sandy Hill."
Pope John Paul II said of deaf ministry. “In this field it can certainly never be claimed that enough has been done…it must in fact be considered one of the important aspects of that ‘preferential option for the poor’ which is so characteristic of the gospel mission.”