The Call to Participation and The Poor and Social Sin

| would like to request a paragraph post based on one of the quotes After having read the notes on this Theme, read the following quotes and respond to ONE of them. What do you think these quotes/thoughts are saying? What is their main message? What should we be thinking about in regard to our call to participation and role in society? Why does this even matter, especially in this election season? Be thoughtful in your response. “The great danger in today’s world, pervaded as it is by consumerism, is the desolation and anguish born of a complacent yet covetous heart, the feverish pursuit of frivolous pleasures, and a blunted conscience. Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor. God’s voice is no longer heard, the quiet Joy of his love is no longer felt, and the desire to do good fades.” Pope Francis, Evangelli gaudium
“Just as each of our bodies has several parts and each part has a separate function, so all of us, in union with Christ, form one body, and as parts of it we belong to each other.”
Paul’s Letter to the Romans “It is impossible to promote the dignity of the person without showing concern for the family, groups, associations, local territorial realities; in short, for that aggregate of economic, social, cultural, sports-oriented, recreational, professional and political expressions to which people spontaneously give life and which make it possible for them to achieve effective social growth” Pope Pius XI, Quadragesimo Anno
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  1. Define your understanding of “social sin”. It is a strong term. Think of an instance where you have encountered or seen structural and/or social sin.
  2. Read Matthew 25: 31-46. Explain in at least one full paragraph what this parable means. What does it call us to do? How can we live this out today? .

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