We say, ‘We do what we can.’ –That’s barely the minimum.
See Saint Julie Billiart responding to a critical call: Julie rose and took a step, something she had not done for twenty-two years.
What miracle will it take for us to meet the crisis personally and as a community? What virtues to pray for? Not hope – that is not enough. Courage! That’s what Julie had at that moment. Courage to face and understand the scale of the crisis.
Let’s be a strong voice at local levels, fight for what’s left. Refuse to be discouraged or inwardly focused, and practice physical and spiritual resistance.