Transcending the Election
This election year has been distinctive in its tone and rhetoric. The news cycle has berated us with stories about growing divisions in our country. Fr. Ron Mercier, Provincial of the US Central and Southern Province, recently reminded Jesuits of the need for prayerful discourse, to ease divisions and to enact Christ's peace. We do this through continued political engagement. As tempting as it might be to withdraw in exhaustion, regardless of the outcome of this year's elections, there are resources available to us to support us in sharing our hopes, dreams, values and vision in our communities. We will look at some of those resources, share with one another ideas for transcending the election and prayerfully support each other in being ministers of reconciliation in a world that hungers for peace.