This spring it was brought to my attention the injustices that
take place in order for us to enjoy many of the things that we
enjoy. They are often brought to us a great cost to those who work
to produce them.
Products such as Addidas and Nike are produced at a small
fraction of what we pay for them. Workers receive a wage of $1.67
an hour. We pay 100 times that for their work. The worker does not
receive this, it remains in the possession of the company and
workers do not receive the fruits of their labor.
From the Gospel we are called to make a preferential option for
the poor. Is their a way we can show solidarity with workers who
receive unjust wages? Our own Holy Father Pope Francis asks us to
reevaluate our lives and how we can reach out and identify with the
poor and marginalized.
The purpose of this message is to bring to awareness that there
is injustice and inequality. The basic right for people to receive
a just wage for their labor is not being recognized. I am not
suggesting that we through out our Nikes or Adidas shoes. I am
suggesting that maybe we should be more aware in the future of what
we buy, and how it affects those who provide goods and services for
He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD
require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk
humbly with your God?
May 24, 2014