Nuns on the Bus

This summer, a group of Catholic nuns embarked on a sixteen-day bus tour, traveling from the Midwest to Washington D.C. to raise awareness about the deleterious effects the current Republican budget proposal would have on the poor.  Calling this budget both “immoral” and “unpatriotic,” the group has invoked the New Testament to advocate for social and economic justice.  With the election season in full swing, their message is a timely and inspiring call to prioritize the needs of the oppressed, marginalized, and disenfranchised.  A reading of the gospels, and Luke in particular, shows that Jesus would have been “on board” with this program.  In fact, the so-called “Greater Interpolation” (Luke 9:51-19:40) has Jesus speaking about many of these same issues during his walking tour from to Galilee to Jerusalem.

Nuns on the Bus