“Arise, beloved of Christ!
“Run with eager desire to this source of life and light, all you who are vowed to God’s service. Come, whoever you may be, and cry out to him with all the strength of your heart. O indescribable beauty of the most high God and purest radiance of eternal light!
“Life that gives all life, light that is the source of every other light, preserving in everlasting splendor the myriad flames that have shone before the throne of your divinity from the dawn of time! Eternal and inaccessible fountain, clear and sweet stream flowing from a hidden spring, unseen by mortal eye!
“None can fathom your depths nor survey your boundaries, none can measure your breadth, nothing can sully your purity. From you flows the river which gladdens the city of God and makes us cry out with joy and thanksgiving in hymns of praise to you, for we know by our own experience that with you is the source of life, and in your light we see light.”
St. Bonaventure gives us a beautiful hymn of pure praise. He begins it with, “Arise!” We may ask, “Arise to what?”
Because of the astounding Supreme Court decision this Friday, we can consider “arising” to give extra help to pregnant mothers who need assistance when they choose life. I’ve been involved for years with a local couple who, with lots of volunteer help, nurture the well-being of pregnant mothers in crisis before and after the birth of their babies. I know many of you have been involved in similar ministries, too.
If the Holy Spirit is moving you to contribute to this grassroots and powerfully prayer-centered mission, find out more here: https://www.gpmoco.org/. God bless you in your continuing efforts to promote justice and affirm the unique gift that is each human life.