We find ourselves stumbling in a dualistic world of unconditional caring and uncommon cruelty. How am I supposed to understand all this? Maybe it's as simple as just opening the door when our neighbor knocks.
Scripture for Life: The litmus test for people of any faith and spirituality today is the measure of how deep their active compassion is for the "other" among them which also includes non-human life, the new migrants of climate change.
Today's readings invite us into at least two styles of prayer. The first, as Paul says, is to pray with the trust that produces peace, remembering that God urges us toward unimaginable good in every circumstance.