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Here’s a jolting sentence from the Society of St. John the Evangelist. It seems, in one sentence, to place a challenge before us that is something we should all be considering now, especially if we live in the United States of America. It could be a call, however, that resounds throughout the world, judging from news reports and images of how people are being treated by their “neighbors.” I suggest that all of us sit quietly, close our eyes and watch the images that float through our consciousness if our stated intention is to take a virtual trip through the world of this moment. How would we answer? What would we do?

Prophet: To fail to understand that we are called to be prophets who speak truth to power is to fail to understand what it means to be made in the image and likeness of God. (Br. James Koester, SSJE)