How Will You Rise Up?
In my mind, the most profound hope of all coming out of the killing of George Floyd is the rising up – people all over the world are rising up. Saying, “Enough is enough!” Saying, “We must be better than this.” Saying, “As long as even one of us is oppressed, no one is free.” Seattle. London. Paris. New York City. Berlin. And on and on.
This past weekend, our church celebrated the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. I was thinking about rising up and what it means. The next morning, I woke up to the following posting from the Ignatian Solidarity Network. (I believe that the Spirit works that way sometimes.) There, I heard a young voice, Maddie LaForge, speaking in a stunning way of the meaning of the Eucharist. Asking how we will rise up. With her permission, here are her words:
I know that Maddie’s question must continue to be my own: How will I rise up and participate?
How will you rise up and participate?