Conversatio Divina

The Practice of Beholding

“We may have kept clattering divisions at bay until now, but the dam has burst, and the fracturing debates infiltrate our communities and homes. On top of our basic vulnerability to the virus, with all the unknowns still surrounding its short- and long-term effects, anxiety is compounded as we try to bear with our own opposing and evolving responses to these crises.

In times like these, turning for a moment away from our anxieties and questions to behold holiness in others offers formidable stability in the mystery of God’s presence.

Read the complete article by Brittany McComb, a PhD student in theology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and a fellow of the Cultura Initiative.

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