These reflections are a result of more than 40 years of ministry as a Roman Catholic priest. Most of these years I spent in the Diocese of Charlotte which covers Western North Carolina. Now I am retired, and live in Medellín, Colombia where I continue to serve as a priest in the Archdiocese of Medellín.

“Sow for yourselves justice, reap the fruit of piety; break up for yourselves a new field, for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain down justice upon you.” (Hos 10:1-3, 7-8, 12)
The Prophet Hosea makes the astonishing statement that justice is the fruit of piety. Justice is not optional. Justice is where our love of God should lead us. If our love of God does not express itself in love of neighbor, then we haven’t loved God at all.