These courageous Irish fishermen have caught the world’s attention and inspired millions of people with their prophetic message that might does not make right.
They are protesting Russian war games off the coast of Ireland that would disrupt their livelihood. This modern day David and Goliath story is an example of living as disciples Jesus today.
As followers of Jesus, who are called to be the hands and heart of God in our world, our primary job is doing justice, acting kindly and living humbly in oneness with everyone everywhere and with all living beings.
Micah 6:8”What does God require of you but to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with your God.”
Like these Irish guys are doing, this means standing up for a community’s rights and well-being in the real world -no matter how ridiculous you look.
“Just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” (Matt. 25:49)
Will the Russians back- down or compromise? I don’t know.
But I am rooting for the Cork fishermen in this clash between - building empire or feeding people?
Bridget Mary Meehan
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