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It’s Up to Us – Part V

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It may be time to ask ourselves questions. As in, what groups do we belong to? What charities do we support? What activities do we want the family to be part of? And we must ask ourselves also why do we stay silent about our own concerns about party politics and the partisanship it breeds, about recycling and the need for universal education and the leadership that we need as a result?

What we’re going through right now, as a culture and a country, cannot be stolen from us; it can, however, begin to slip away as each of us do little or nothing serious to save it. 

Maybe we took our world too much for granted. Perhaps we just stopped noticing or caring or getting involved in what was going on around us. 

So what changed it all? 

From where I stand, when society was crumbling in Israel, the Scriptures condemned two things clearly. First, Israel’s lack of commitment to the word of God. Second, its failure to commit itself to the goals of the good life — equality, justice, freedom and the awareness of the presence of God.

We are failing to carry one another — the blind and the lame in us — to the coming of a new worldview and a commitment to an adult faith.

As the Sufi saying puts it, “Beneath every ruin is a treasure.” What we’re going through right now, as a culture and a country, cannot be stolen from us; it can, however, begin to slip away as each of us do little or nothing serious to save it. 

And therein is the cry for transformation: the movement away from what is no longer life-giving to the group; the movement toward what we must become if this new world that is upon us can become the kind of greatness that brought all of us this far.

By Sister Joan Chittister  Thanks to Sr. Joan Chittister and to NCR Online. I have added the bold print and the italic sentences in the article. 

Thanks to Mayur Gala for the photo. 

What are YOUR thoughts about what Sr. Joan is saying? Have YOU and I taken our world too much for granted? Have YOU and I stopped noticing or caring or getting involved in what was going on all around us. Are YOU and I failing to carry one another — the blind and the lame that exists in all of us — to the coming of a new worldview and a commitment to an adult faith?

WRAP YOURSELF IN GOD’S LOVE ON A DAILY BASIS AND LET IT BE YOUR GUIDE FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO!!

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