I know well enough that the time to address racial inequity was centuries ago. It is also now. And while it is a national sin, it is my work as much as anybody else.
Throughout the United States we will honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a holiday next week. Some of us will attend parades or prayer services to feed our souls with the words of good speakers and the sound of great music. Many will participate in the National Day of Service.Continue reading “Three steps to changes, inspired by Dr. King”
I don’t believe that remembering Martin Luther King Jr. and the movement that he represented is supposed to be comfortable for us white folks. And I wonder what we might learn if, on this national holiday created in his honor, we were to sit with his speeches that most challenge — not affirm — ourContinue reading “MLK Day and choosing white discomfort”
Yesterday I asked a section of my students to raise their hands if they thought power is something God gives us. Only half of the students raised their hands. When I asked the other half what they thought they spoke about how power is something people earn because of their success. “If we are allContinue reading “counter-culturally powerful”
Last weekend I went to a retreat with other Catholic sisters younger than 40. I met a sister who ministers as a hospital chaplain in St. Petersburg, Florida. In addition to providing presence to all the suffering and miracles in the hospital, she listens to the prostitutes who come in for care. Apparently, pimps buyContinue reading “in a body, God glorified”
Guest blogger: Joshua VanCleef If we really desire change, then what we need is something far greater than a New Year resolution, we need a New Year Revolution. We need to turn things back to the starting point and evaluate the very principles, ideals and promises on which we have built our lives. It isContinue reading “A New Year Revolution”
On January 15, 1929, a child of God was born. On April 4, 1968, he was assassinated. Forty three years later this holy man, Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., still speaks to the issues that concern us. Here you can meet him and his gentle, yet radical approach to loving: As I rest and dreamContinue reading “Thanks be to God for Reverend King!”