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In the beginning was the Word,

and the Word was with God,

and the Word was God.

He was in the beginning with God.

All things came to be through him,

and without him nothing came to be.

What came to be through him was life,

and this life was the light of the human race;

the light shines in the darkness,

and the darkness has not overcome it.

He was in the world,

and the world came to be through him,

but the world did not know him.

He came to what was his own,

but his own people did not accept him.

And the Word became flesh,

and made his dwelling among us,

and we saw his glory,

the glory as of the Father's only Son,

full of grace and truth.

The spirituality of the social justice teaching of the Roman Catholic Church is a gift of grace which we are called to freely accept. Through grace, we cooperate in the incarnation of the Reign of God on earth. This journey is rooted in the incarnation of God in human flesh in Christ Jesus, who was fully God and fully human.

This area as documents and links relting to the mystical spirituality of the social justice doctrine of the Church. This teaching is given to us, not only for academic study or political action, but for incarnation into our daily lives, as a holy and beautiful and living "real-time reality". Indeed, apart from its spirituality, it simply cannot be comprehended in its totality. There is more than a bit of mysticism in discerning the meaning of Christ's words: "If you have done this for one of these, the least of my brothers and sisters, you have done it to me."