Jesus is on the side of the poor, abused, and oppressed. It will not win, because just as he was in all the strange dark days of history, Jesus is on the side of justice and peace. So, as his followers, let’s be sure we’re on his side, the side with the great cloud of witnesses, the side of the Kingdom of God.
This Saturday and Sunday we celebrate the feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord. The account of Christ’s ascension up the holy mountain with the three members of his inner circle is familiar to many Christians.
This past week I learned about a remarkable recent event in Ethiopia. In a nationally coordinated effort, the people of that country worked together to plant 350 million trees in a single day.