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The Politics of Jesus – Life, Hope & Truth

It may come as a surprise to many, but Jesus Christ did not involve Himself with the politics of His day. Even though He had a strong interest in government, He chose not to become involved in any of the political factions of the day, either in the Jewish government or in its overseer, the government of Rome.

Christ had good reason to remain apart from politics. The message He preached was about government, but a government He would bring to the earth, not one that would come about through human effort. Jesus’ message was about the government of God that will rule the world and that will bring about world peace!

On one occasion, a crowd of followers was so impressed with Jesus’ miraculous ability to feed a large crowd, including 5,000 men, with five loaves of bread and two fish that they attempted to take Him by force

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The Jesuits (The Society of Jesus)

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(Company of Jesus, Jesuits)

See also DISTINGUISHED JESUITS, JESUIT APOLOGETIC, EARLY JESUIT GENERALS, and four articles on the history of the Society: PRE-1750, 1750-1773, 1773-1814, and 1814-1912.

The Society of Jesus is a religious order founded by Saint Ignatius Loyola. Designated by him “The Company of Jesus” to indicate its true leader and its soldier spirit, the title was Latinized into “Societas Jesu” in the Bull of Paul III approving its formation and the first formula of its Institute (“Regimini militantis ecclesia”, 27 Sept., 1540). The term “Jesuit” (of fifteenth-century origin, meaning one who used too frequently or appropriated the name of Jesus), was first applied to the society in reproach (1544-52), and was never

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10 POLITICAL Things You Can’t Do While Following Jesus

In response to my last article, “ 10 Things You Can’t Do While Following Jesus,” I was accused multiple times of being political. All I was trying to do was follow Jesus. So, I thought it’d be interesting (and generate tons more hate mail) to show what a list would actually look like if I were being political intentionally. Like the first list, this is not a complete list, but it’s a pretty good place to start.

There will be those who comment and send me messages berating me for “making Jesus political.” It’s OK. Fire away. Jesus didn’t worry much about stepping on political toes, and the Bible insists that governments be just toward the least of these (the books of the prophets alone make this point very clear). Frequently, people who are the most vocal about not making Jesus political are the same people who want prayer in

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Fr. James Martin, SJ: Ignatian Spirituality Can Guide Us in the Storm
March 20, 2020 — Fr. Jim Martin, SJ, reflects on how we can draw on the tradition of Ignatian spirituality to respond to the coronavirus pandemic with faith, hope and love.
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Musings from a Jesuit in Community Quarantine
March 19, 2020 — My first night in quarantine I didn’t sleep great.
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Fr. Paddy Gilger, Locked Down in Milan, Reflects on Fear and Compassion
March 17, 2020 — In this AMDG podcast transcript, Fr. Gilger discusses how we can respond with compassion and hope.
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Communitas ad dispersionem in the Time of Coronavirus
March 16, 2020 — As Jesuit schools and parishes embrace “social distancing” to address the coronavirus, Fr. Matthew Carnes, SJ, shares the emotions he’s experiencing.
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A Meditation for the Anxious During COVID-19
March 16, 2020 — A brief meditation
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