The last Sunday of the liturgical year celebrates Jesus as Christ the King. In the gospel Jesus tells a parable about final judgment that challenges us to live the works of mercy — to feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless. Catholic social teaching challenges us to these same actions — to treat the least among us as brothers and sisters. Young people can raise money, help make meals at a shelter, stock a food kitchen. When Imaginary Future sings out that “we are the love we give,” they are calling to us to look beyond ourselves and at our neighbors who may need greater support.
Key lines: This is not some one-way mirror / Looking out at the world we’re in / We are the love, we are the love we give / I’m starting to see it clearer / We belong to those who live / We are the love, we are the love we give / We are the love, we are the love we give
Questions: What economic and social issues do you recognize in your community and school? How can you help to raise awareness of these issues? When have you needed a helping hand?