Life Is Our Business!

Life Is Our Business!

UNHOUSED INDIVIDUALS–PRIDE 2019

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST

FOR

THE TRUTH OF the GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE

. . .Jesus said: “First things first. Your business is life, not death. Follow me. Pursue life.” Matthew 8:22 The Message

“If Jesus can be trusted to have said anything at all, he renounced violence…If Jesus did not reject any type of violence for any purpose, then we know nothing of him.”                                  

Rev. John L. McKenzie, Preeminent Catholic Biblical Scholar Mid-Twentieth Century

At the latest count is  the top one percent of the world’s population now owns 50.1 percent of the world’s wealth; In the United States preschoolers have faced Immigration court all alone; Walking to Pride on Polk Street, fifty five tents were counted in our alleys; People without housing were ushered out of the Pride area; Walking home from Pride, we counted a column of twenty police on the side by City Hall; Latest estimate is that one would have to make $61.00 an hour for a one bed room in San Francisco; and one fifth of our countries population is homeless.

Our business–not our politicians business–is life–providing housing, feeding people, clothing people, sharing of what we have so that all might have; Love is a cheap word until we give from the bottom of our hearts, and from an attitude of caring for ALL people regardless of politics, race, creed, or social standing. It begins with each of us–just as simple as speaking to someone on the street, giving them a sandwich–just a “cup of water.”

Non-violence is in respect for all of life, it is one seamless garment! Life is our business!

Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!

Fr. River Damien Sims, sfw, D.Min., D.S.T.

P.O. Box 642656

San Francisco, CA 94164

www.temenos.org

4154-305-2124

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