Solidarity news and reflections of interest to the Passionist Family
Kyle Kramer, the executive director of the Passionist Earth and Spirit Center, reflects on the the need not only to make the systemic changes to curb violence, but also to explore the "shadowlands" of our interior world.
"We must also pay attention to the inner landscape, exploring the shadowlands of our own hearts and the darker side of our culture, so that we don’t keep generating the violence that plagues us. That is the good but hard interior work of spiritual growth and of actually learning from these tragedies."
Read Kyles full essay here.
Fr. Rick Frechette, CP, also speaks of moving forward in dark days and the relentless presence of poverty and dehumanization in Haiti.
“There is a lesson in all these things that we are living. If we cannot fully prevent either sophisticated or crude terrorism, if we cannot at all prevent the terror that life itself inflicts on us, we need to define ourselves by what means most to us, as people and as children of God, precious to God and to each other, and never recoil from this out of fear.”
Read his reflection here.
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