Where is God in the sadness of saying goodbye to friends and loved ones? He is in the very people we are parting from. And in saying farewell, the divine image can shine through most brightly.
Some realities in life can only be known through tears. The participation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) members in antiracism is not a hobby or an optional venture: it’s a matter of survival.They do not have the luxury that White people have to retire from the conversation of racism and flee from its painful realities. Matt Briand, SJ, invites us to put aside our fear to weep with those who weep because of racism, for true Christian love suffers along the beloved, and commits to justice.
Protesters have demanded an end to stay-at-home orders. Public health officials warn that reopening now will lead to more deaths. How do we reconcile this conflict between liberty and the common good? By re-thinking what it means to be free.
What happens when wealth and social status supplant love as the source of our dignity? “Parasite,” An Oscar Best Picture-nominated film from South Korea, shows us to frightening effect.