Robert F. Kennedy's words and my religious formation experience coincided again June 6, 2018, at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., when his family and friends hosted a remembrance and celebration of his life. That day, 50 years earlier, RFK entered into eternal life, felled by an assassin's bullet.
While the form it takes is different for each of us, our shared call to discipleship means that whether we like it or not, each of us is a living sign pointing to the reign of God.
A close Gospel reading reveals service as a root metaphor for the Christian life, a life lived in Christ. Service establishes members of the new community. In this light, service also becomes the metaphor for the Christian community.
The temptation is to write off goodness and grace in the face of disfunction and discord. That, though, is when the power of communion, the presence of love, and the critical work of celebration are most needed.
See for Yourself - "What kind of tea do you drink?" The question, posed by a young lady presiding over a tea ceremony, was innocent enough.
St. Clare is someone I have come to cherish as a guide and mentor. Her determination to live her life in the way she believed was right for her inspires me to believe in myself and to hold fast to my beliefs.
Are we not obligated to take on all the needs of the people in the world? Is this not our job, our vocation, our very reason for being as men and women religious in the church and the world?
However Long the Night: Making Meaning in a Time of Crisis, A Spiritual Journey of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious is a collection of 10 essays about the doctrinal assessment and apostolic visitation of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Today, two GSR columnists share their experience of both that time and of reading these reflections.
How many of us can relate to the desire to undo something, to un-know something, to un-experience something that radically altered the way we perceive either persons or situations?
See for Yourself - Religion is big in the United States. America was founded on religious freedom, among other ideals, and we only need to look up and down our city streets to find plentiful churches of any denomination one can think of.
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