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It’s Up to Us – Part III

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As we struggle to find the way to equality, to peace, to global collaboration ourselves, this God companions us all the way, holds us up, renews our energy, stokes our commitment, inflames our sense of personal responsibility to be part of the solutions we need to find together now, rather than self-centered part of the problems. 

It is now, without doubt, time to stand up and demand justice, equality, freedom and a new worldview. To demand it — both alone and together.

In a grossly unequal world, we see the whole rest of the world trying to become part of our own very manicured life. So, now how shall we make them feel at home as they become our new labor force, a new population, a new beginning with fresh energy and high hopes? Or alone and refusing to collaborate, shall we turn them away? And then who and what shall we ourselves be?

One thing for sure, we are clearly somewhere beyond the Baltimore Catechism and its answers for everything from “Who is God?” to “Who are we?”

It is now, without doubt, time to stand up and demand justice, equality, freedom and a new worldview. To demand it — both alone and together.

And we are just as far away from secular advice to “simply forget it.” As in, “There’s nothing you and I can do about it anyway” as we listen to the scientists tell us now that we’re running out of time to deal with climate change because we didn’t really take it that seriously before this. Until the floods, and the tornadoes, and the lack of water, and the heaps of public damage that come with every storm demand more and more from us. All of us together. 

By Sr. Joan Chittister, O.S.B

There will be more of this article tomorrow.

Thanks to Hitesh Choudhary for the picture. 

What are YOUR thoughts about what Sr. Joan is saying? Has YOUR attitude on many things been, “Well, there’s nothing I can do about it!” 

WHATEVER IT IS, JUST TALK TO GOD ABOUT IT!!!

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