as Christians is to
defend the rights and
dignity of those who
are most vulnerable
and powerless in our
society, and it’s not OK
to be quiet.
because of the cartels and gangs and
things like that. You hear the stories, and you can only be in solidarity with their pain, and know that
it is not easy for them to live that
life. Those are the realities for many
families in South Texas.
At the same time, here at the
Rio Grande Valley is a community
that celebrates life and faith. You see
that when it comes to celebrating
Advent, Christmas, or Ash Wednesday, especially Ash Wednesday!
Everyone seems to go to church on
that day. When someone dies in the
family. Those are special moments
when we become one with each other. They help us feel that we are one
with God and one with one another.
What dreams do you have for
the church in the future?
I believe that we must stand together in the values and principles
that we believe in, that we should
not hold back from speaking out
and living our faith, especially when
we see things that are not right.
Our responsibility as Christians is
to defend the rights and dignity of
those who are most vulnerable and
powerless in our society, and it’s not
OK to be quiet. Sometimes fear can
blind us to the true reality that we
are all one in God. As one people
we can stand together and feel the
courage to do what is right: That
is what the church of tomorrow
should be like. =
This article is adapted with permission
from “Embodying Mercy: An Interview
with Sister Norma Pimentel, MJ” on
thejesuitpost.org. RELATED ARTICLE:
VocationNetwork.org, “A searing presence.”
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