Race relations, gender equality, environmental responsibility… We continue to struggle with issues that need to be acknowledged and addressed. We are under stress.
If we are doing Jesus’ work, it won’t be easy. People will not thank us for pointing out where we have fallen short and how we need to wake up in our world today. It’s hard work, but that’s what Jesus calls us to do.
Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in us the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit to renew us and all inhabitants of this earth; may our hearts burn with your desire for justice and peace for all the world.