Violence, war and crime create more poverty, which breeds more violence and illegal activities, compounded by misuse of power, lack of education and participation of those who could help, and fear and ignorance of those who do not know how to help.
Judas Iscariot often takes a big hit on this day because today is the the day when we remember Judas’ deal with the high priests to betray Jesus (Mathew 26:14-16). It’s all Judas’ fault that Jesus got handed over and crucified, right? Right? You’d think so because of the vitriol hurled at Judas.
Sunday’s gospel reading was the story of the Samaritan who returned to Jesus reminding me of course of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37). The story is well known, but the implication for our lives is sometimes forgotten.
New trails are always fun to ride because you don’t know what to expect. It turns out that this bike path went through an area with vacant lots, a railroad yard, and some abandoned buildings. There was hardly anyone around which seemed odd.