That’s the kind of shepherding we’re in for – recognizing the preciousness of the whole flock of creation. Not just the human ones, or the mammals, or the local pasture, but the vast web of interconnected matter we call creation.
Day: April 22, 2013
Some excellent news from the Vatican via National Catholic Reporter: A Vatican official responsible for the sainthood cause of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador announced yesterday that the cause has been “unblocked” by Pope Francis, suggesting that beatification of the assassinated prelate could come swiftly. ….
The Rev. Sally Bingham of Interfaith Power and Light is among those quoted in the Salt Lake City Tribune’s story about viewing climate change as a moral issue. Judy Fahys writes:
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Ebo Patel, founder and executive director of Interfaith Youth Core, tells Odyssey Networks that the world needs interfaith leaders now more than ever.
Lisa Miller has written a provocative column for New York Magazine dilating on the fact that whatever their motives and whatever their mental conditions, the perpetrators of mass bloodbaths tend to be angry, young and male.
We have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding…
But we are not here to play it safe.
We are not here to enclose ourselves in a portable metal bunker.
We are not here to wield weapons that maim and destroy.
We are here to take risks. We are here to take risks for the sake of life, for the sake of hope, for the sake of healing.
“I am trying to accept that it is okay to feel conflicted and confused at times like this. That is part of what makes us human. And it is in these moments that we can reach out to God and feel the Holy Spirit. The Lord is with us in green pastures and he leads us beside still waters. The Lord also walks us through the valley of the shadow of death with his rod and his staff. And sometimes we are not sure whether we are in the green pastures or the valley of death’s shadow.