Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, wrote, “Whatever I had read as a child about the saints had thrilled me. I could see the nobility of giving one’s life for the sick, the maimed, the leper. But there was another question in my mind. Why was so much done in remedying the evil instead of avoiding it in the first place? Where were the saints to try to change the social order, not just to minister to the slaves, but to do away with slavery?”

It seems that Christian people have been on the sidelines, “cleaning up” the pieces after problems have occurred. It is time to be pro-active in our faith and confront “evil” in our world. Perhaps then and only then Christianity (the practice – not the religion) will both embody truth and earn the trust of the rightfully skeptical in our society.

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