July 23, 2020
By Sister Victoria Incrivaglia
It is mid-July 2020, and there is unrest. There is unrest everywhere.
More than 14.8 million people worldwide have been infected with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, and more than 615,000 have died. Within the United States, medical officials are reporting record high numbers of coronavirus cases every day, with nearly 3 million now infected.
Daily news reports show demonstrations and protests locally, nationally and globally over the practices of injustice and systemic racism. In the United States, we see signs that read:
No justice, no peace Mercy for Justice Black Lives Matter Enough is Enough I can’t breathe Am I next?
The second reading for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time was from Romans 6:34, 8–11. In it is one line that stopped me: “Are you unaware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?”
I invite you to be with that message: We were baptized into his (Jesus’) death. How do I live/practice that belief? How do we as Sisters of Mercy live/practice that belief?Read More