Spirituality and Ethics
I Love My Country

I love my country.
That is why I oppose anyone,
even in the highest levels of
her government,
who opposes her basic values.
Values of fairness and compassion,
equality and inclusiveness,
liberty and justice for all
regardless of national origin,
race, gender, or culture.

I love my country,
with her wonderful mixture
Of Native Americans,
African Americans,
Latinos,
Asians and Caucasians;
Immigrants too – those who
have been here for generations
and those who have recently arrived.

I love my country so much
that I will
work against
anyone who
espouses
policies, practices, or executive orders
that
discriminate
exclude
scapegoat
or
stigmatize
men, women, and children
of a certain ethnic or racial group.

My country is a democracy,
where all are valued;
where opportunities for education,
health care,
employment, and freedom of religion
are available to all,
and where fear and hatred
are banished and shunned.

Fr. Max Oliva, SJ
frmaxolivasj@yahoo.com
www.ethicsinthemarketplace.com


Publications

Jesuits West Magazine - Spring 2020

Jesuits West Magazine - Fall 2019

Jesuits West Magazine - Spring 2019


Companions
Fall, 2019

Companions
Summer, 2019

Companions
Fall, 2018



Homilies Virtue Ethics The Spirituality of Work: At Home Empathy in the Time of COVID-19 The Mercy of God Enables Us to Change Our Ways Autobiography in 5 Chapters Where Have All the Prophets Gone? Blessed are the Peacemakers The Reign of God Part II The Reign of God Key Mottos Qualities of Heroic Leadership A New Year Reflection Civility Compassion I Love My Country Integrity and Courage Joy Joy and Hope Living a Virtuous Life Living a Virtuous Life: More Readers Response Living a Virtuous Life: Readers Respond Living Water Love Post-Election Reflection Responses to the Feb-March Issue The Real Las Vegas What is Patience?
The Spirituality of St. Ignatius Ten Ethical Lessons The Our Father The Beatitudes The Ten Commandments Other Topics About Fr. Max Oliva, SJ


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