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Laboring with the Resurrected Jesus | Know Justice, Know Peace: A Jesuit Antiracism Retreat

Laboring with the Resurrected Jesus | Know Justice, Know Peace: A Jesuit Antiracism Retreat

God never stops laboring for us and for our world, laboring for justice, reconciliation, and the end of racism. We clearly see this in the awakening that has spread throughout the world after the “lynching” of George Floyd. At the end of the Fourth Week of the Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius invites us to respond in gratitude to God’s unceasing love for us. In the last talk of our Jesuit Antiracism Retreat, Michael Bachmeier explains how this gratitude manifests in our willingness to surrender ourselves and join the labors of God through the marginalized.

Eucharist, Hope and Antiracism | Know Justice, Know Peace: A Jesuit Antiracism Retreat

Eucharist, Hope and Antiracism | Know Justice, Know Peace: A Jesuit Antiracism Retreat

The Eucharist, which is the source and summit of our faith, completely defies the logic of racism. Like the disciples on the road to Emmaus, Jesus’s breaking of the bread impulses us toward our community with renewed hope and consolation. Peter Bell reflects on letting the Body of Christ renew our antiracist commitment to one another.

We Are Not Alone | Know Justice, Know Peace: A Jesuit Antiracism Retreat

We Are Not Alone | Know Justice, Know Peace: A Jesuit Antiracism Retreat

Where is the Risen Lord in the racism we’ve been confronting for so long? Jesus conquered sin and death as He rose from the dead. But his wounds were still there when He showed up to his disciples. In the beginning of the fourth week, Eric Couto reminds us that our hope and joy as Christians comes not from naivete, but from our faith that Jesus walks with us, as we transform the painful realities of our world.

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