At the same time that we reduce our plastic consumption as individuals and as a congregation, our sisters continue to advocate for system solutions to cut back on plastic production globally. The United Nations is advancing this issue, and we are following their work closely.
As members of the U.S. Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph, we echo their statement in the wake of the shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colorado on November 19.
My experience at the shelter in Mexicali, Mexico has changed my life. I am now looking at everything and everyone with different eyes. The experience was not anything I had expected! I thought there would be a building surrounded with a yard where the children could play and we would paint in small groups. Instead, we arrived at a crowded shelter with 215 immigrants—110 adults and 105 children.
In this season of Thanksgiving, may we consider ways to give thanks for the creation around us. May we practice gratitude for the abundance given to us in the created world.