#justiceOPportunity Thursday: March 26, 2020
Sr. Judy Lu McDonnell, OP
Ms. Lyn Kirkconnell
It’s #justiceOPportunity Thursday, and we invite you to join us in taking the ‘Civilize It’ pledge—in light of the current world crisis as well as the upcoming presidential election. We are calling for Civility, Clarity, Compassion through ‘Civilize It’. Civilize It campaign by taking the pledge below as a way to promote civility, love our neighbors, and build community. Civilize It is about making room in your heart for those with whom you disagree. Civilize It is a non-partisan call to focus on the dignity of all people, even when we disagree, and to put faith in action by bearing witness to a better way forward. Take the pledge. Anyone and everyone can commit together to honoring human dignity through civil conversation.
Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace: A Prayer for Civility
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where uncivil words prevail, show me how to model love. Help me remember the God-given dignity of all and invite others to do the same. Show me how to build bridges and not walls and see first what unites us rather than how we diverge. Let me seek to understand before asking to be understood. Give me a listening heart filled with empathy and compassion. May I be clear in sharing my own position and respectful and civil in describing those of others. Let me never tolerate hateful ideas. May I invite all to charity and love. Lord, help me to imitate your compassion and mercy. Make me an instrument of your peace. Amen