March 2024 Faith in Action

By: Kris Rosenthal

Love in the time of poly-crises.

Are you feeling as challenged these days as I am? It’s apparent that we are in times of great change, and the plentiful scary stuff is played over and over in the media. What doesn’t get as much attention are acts of kindness and reconciliation. Why is that? Pope Francis said: “The media only writes about sinners and scandal, but that’s normal—because a tree that falls makes more noise than a forest that grows.” Yet there are so many groups tending the earth and each other! The volume of efforts, just locally, to change how we live is immense. Human history is full of stories of people pulling together; stability in human history is rare. Our capacity to love and connect is huge. When the danger seems high, remember, we are built for these times.