Young people call us to rise up! rebuild, restructure, re-imagine what new life for all — Christian and other-than-Christian communities alike — could and will look like

January 24, 2017

Through the very act of calling love out of myself, out of one another, I want to experience this resurrection in new ways with new people in new communities where, yes, we may have to rebuild, restructure, re-imagine what new life for all — Christian and other-than-Christian communities alike — could and will look like.

As the cast of “Hamilton,” contemplates Alexander Hamilton’s opportunity to participate in the construction of a new way of living together, the cast sings, Rise up! / When you’re living on your knees, you rise up / Tell your brother that he’s gotta rise up / Tell your sister that she’s gotta rise up.”

Let us listen to the new narrative that is based on an orientation to the original truth, reset to love deeply and more, and act to restore our faith in one another. Let us all rise up!

For the full reflection, visit: https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/young-voices/listening-generations-call-resurrection

Jocelyn A. Sideco is a retreat leader, spiritual director and innovative minister who specializes in mission-centered ministry. She directs the Community Service and Social Justice office at St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco. Visit her online ecumenical ministry, In Good Company, at ingoodcompany.net.co or email her at [email protected].