The power of the wicked

… praise the Lord,
For he has rescued the life of the poor
from the power of the wicked!
Jeremiah 20: 13

 Today our parish here in Honduras will walk the Stations of the Cross in the streets of Dulce Nombre de Copán. Padre German has asked the communities to come with a cross bearing images, symbols, or names of the sins that afflict us.

Padre has encouraged the people to think not only of personal sins and failings – selfishness, greed, infidelity, resentment, addictions, etc. – but also the social situations that afflict the people, that cause the poverty and violence around us – the greed of the rich who buy up the land, the violence and a judicial system that does not work, corruption, and more.

At the end of the Stations, as part of the penitential rite of the Mass, they will be burned in front of the church.

In the midst of all this violence and poverty, the people long for hope, they long for a rescue from the power of the wicked and the power of wickedness.

Deliver us from evil, Lord.

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