We cannot love God if we do not love our brothers and sisters and recognize the love God has for them. We cannot adore the beauty of our diverse triune God if we do not seek it in the faces of the diverse community God has created. We cannot receive the assurance of God’s mercy, gracefully shown to us in Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, unless we are willing to be arbiters of that same mercy; a mercy that both takes a knee in peaceful protest and displaces the knee prohibiting another from breathing in the breath of life.
-Br. Jim Woodrum, SSJE