09_Justice & Society, A CSJ Series Summary
Summary: Justice is the moral virtue that consists in the constant and firm will to give their due to God and neighbor. Justice toward God is called the "virtue of religion." [Worship.] Justice toward men disposes one to respect the rights of each and to establish in human relationships the harmony that promotes equity with regard to persons and to the common good. The just man, often mentioned in the Sacred Scriptures, is distinguished by habitual right thinking and the uprightness of his conduct toward his neighbor (CCC 1807).<br> "Justice is a habit whereby a man renders to each one his due by a constant and perpetual will" (St. Thomas Aquinas).<br> "For the rich man in the Gospel who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and feasted sumptuously every day, is not said to have stolen what belonged to others, but to have used what was his own unfruitfully; and hell received him after this life, not because he did anything unlawful but because by immoderate indulgence he gave up his whole self to what was lawful" (St. Augustine). <br> <br> <br> Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show: Ban A; Ella C; Bonnie C; Lynn T; Gerry C; Rowena A; Nancy B; and Paul S, for loving and lifting me!<br> <br> LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja's method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary.<br> L - Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)<br> <br> <br> <br> <br> O - Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.)<br> <br> Do I vote and live each day with human dignity, marriage and family, the poor, and the other principles of Catholic Social Justice in mind?<br> Do I search for purpose, the interior life, for God in those I meet in my daily interactions?<br> Do I hold myself and others responsible for the rights we are gifted with?<br> Do I consider the rights of workers over the rights of those who will not work?<br> Do I serve the poor with a consideration that justice demands what I offer them?<br> Do I meditate on my own oneness and connectedness with my neighbor and God?<br> Have I taken measures to simplify my consumption? Have I stopped littering? Do I recycle as much as I can?<br> <br> V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.)<br> Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin.<br> E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!)<br> <br> O God, who would fold both heaven and earth in a single peace, Let the design of your great love lighten upon the waste of our wraths and sorrows. Give peace to your Church, peace among nations, peace in our dwellings, and peace in our hearts, through your Son our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen + <br> Show Notes<br> Topics Discussed:<br> Summary of the seven Catholic social justice principles<br> Justice as a biblical concept<br> Justice in society<br> Overview:<br> Minutes 00:12:00 - Recap of series, CSJ principles 1-5 <br> Minutes 12:01-24:00 - CSJ priciples 6-7, justice and righteousness in the Bible<br> Minutes 24:01-36:00 - Human justice and God's justice<br> Minutes 36:01-48:00 - Some Church Fathers and Doctors on justice, justice as redemption and forgiveness<br> Additional Resources:<br> United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching<br> Book, Amazon: Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and USCCB<br> Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app!<br> <br> Facebook Discussion Community<br> We're talking over on the Bible Study Evangelista Facebook Discussion page. Come chat with us.