October 28, 2020

My reflection today is from Give Us This Day:
“‘You are no longer strangers…’ Saint Paul tells us. Yet these days, we live in a world in which most everyone is presumed to be a stranger. Connected though we are by digital technology and social media, we nevertheless find ourselves in camps and silos of affinity, like mindedness, and ideology. Those who are not ‘with us’ are de facto ‘against us.’ The old adage ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’ no longer is a sure proposition.
We are equal citizens of the kingdom of God, members of the body of Christ, united together in the Holy Spirit, and inseparable in our shared communion. And though politicians and neighbors, advertisers and television personalities, family members and coworkers may regularly challenge our ability to see this truth, we are no longer strangers and aliens. We are still one in Christ, something worth remembering at this time in our history.”- Fr. Daniel P. Horan
These words certainly ring true during these times. I have heard people say that people have unfriended their friends because of their political beliefs. What is wrong with this picture?? Years ago, we could have different political views and yet still be friends. Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Antonin Scalia gave us a great example. Let us all try to be one in Christ