‘We are one with Pittsburgh’
Many of us react with near terror with the news of each episode of violence in our world. When violence is close to home, feelings intensify.
As a result of the events at the Tree of Life Synagogue, clarion calls for tolerance, understanding, inclusiveness and welcome have rung out. Organizations and communities of good will, concerned with the common good, have spoken out again.
Rabbi Deborah Waxman, in a recent televised interview, noted that none of us is safe until the most vulnerable are safe. It’s always the right time to create safe spaces, welcoming spaces.
This can be in our own homes, in marketplaces, at work and schools, on highways and public transportation. Think about it – it’s not that difficult. Opportunities are usually right in front of us.
Let us support individuals and organizations committed to nonviolence, peace and understanding. The Hebrew scripture reads, “Wisdom is a Tree of Life for those who embrace her” (Proverbs 3,18).
We are one with the Tree of Life Community in Pittsburgh; we are all embracing the Tree of Life. The Divine Spirit dwells in this Tree.
— Sister Rosemarie Greco, DW and Sister Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP, Daughters of Wisdom and the Dominican Sisters of Hope, Litchfield