From Empathy to Justice : Stories and Reflections on the Gospels (Sunday Cycle B) by John D'Mello (2018)
John D'Mello uses the art of narration in an instructive and productive manner. For instance, his personal sharing brilliantly illustrates the difference between empathy and sympathy . His stories often communicate deep spiritual and moral truths just like his very first story which questions whether we value people or things.
As in the Bible there is a strong social message in most of these reflections.
About the Author:
John Dmello has been a professor of theology and sociology at St Pius X College, the Bombay Seminar for over 20 years and for six years at the Faculty of St Vincent de Paul Seminary, Florida. Among his many tasks he taught the social doctrine of the Church and directed the programme in homiletics. He addressed the 38th General Assembly of the United Nations Commission on Social Development and was part of the Panel doing follow-up of the World Social Summit through the Copenhagen Programme of Action. Besides parish ministryh he is currently a member of executive board of peace. People engaged in community efforts, an interreligious organization that advocates for justice in Palm Beach County. His othe publications include Blown Under by the Blue Revolution (1995), Dare to See Differently (2003), Social Sources of Committment (2005) , Gospel Confronts Life - Cycle A (2016) and Justice and Solidarity - Cycle C.