This is the beautiful Spirit of St. Peter’s into which we live, even when tears are streaming, voices are shouting and/or silenced, and everything seems different. It IS different, and The Sacred IS still present, at St. Peter’s, in the Supreme Court, in workplaces, schools, homes, and beyond. Let’s not pretend that we haven’t changed or that the river is still the same.
Our faith in a God who loves all makes it impossible to ignore the current climate of division and a dangerous melding of Church and State. The question is: what are YOU going to do about the changes in yourself and how will you engage the river?
One response: Acknowledge that something has changed. If you are struggling to recognize/identify a change in yourself or in others, in your faith community, or in the world around you, please be in touch. As Jesus (and Mary, and Noah, and Moses, and Esther, and so many others) did, we encourage faithful questions and begin in a spirit of inclusion... What are you feeling? How is your faith supporting and/or challenging you? Who can accompany you in your feelings and in your actions? Begin in the questions, St. Peter’s, and trust that the Spirit is guiding us all.