Power and control are diabolical. Yet they are present in our families, society, convents, working places and where we live and work. An encouraging word for the oppressed comes by Lori Deschene:
“If you were judged, choose understanding. If you were rejected, choose acceptance. If you were shamed, choose compassion. Be the person you needed when you were hurting, not the person who hurt you. Vow to be better than what broke you – to heal instead of becoming bitter so you can act from your heart, not your pain”.
The oppressed thrive. The oppressors will be crushed. Evil shall slay the wicked; and those who hate the righteous will be condemned (Ps 34:21). This is the Word of the Lord! Thanks be to God!
Fr Mario Attard OFM Cap