Let’s face it! In the hectic world today, it seems we absolutely need to find a quiet place in our lives. In everyday life, we hear contrasting beliefs, hopes and dreams. We can hardly find peace in the internet, where conflict rules the world, and every day news spews out hate and turmoil. The question before us is how to build a relational and common life, even while holding disagreements on difficult issues. Deep inside us there may come a time we know we must find a space to reflect on what is truly life-giving in our lives. How can we take time to carve out our ethical and moral lives. If we want our children to be persons of kindness and justice, if we want to live together in peace, it turns out that we also need time to find that quiet space to build a kingdom of love, peace and justice.
by Kathryn Casper, OSB