America’s Gethsemane moment – time to face the darkness together

MANY OF us would agree with Archbishop John McDowell, writing for SEARCH recently, that the pandemic requires us to search for life and light in the midst of a very real and enduring darkness.

MANY OF us would agree with Archbishop John McDowell, writing for SEARCH recently, that the pandemic requires us to search for life and light in the midst of a very real and enduring darkness. The place to look, as he suggests, is not to a God who makes things happen or fails to prevent them, but to our own agency in leading lives apart from our one vocation, which is to see and embody the life of Jesus Christ in the midst of darkness.