Q: Archbishop J, How is prayer going to help us?
This is a great question! I have asked that every Catholic participate in the 40 days of prayer for our nation hosted by Emmanuel Community. This prayer is respect for life in our nation. As you know, this is what I believe to be the fundamental root challenge that is facing us—a culture of disrespect which is all pervasive.
The root of this challenge is spiritual. All the major religions observe the golden rule—do unto others as you would have them do unto you. This golden thread runs through all the major religions, and binds humanity together in an interdependent ecosystem. My good is dependent upon the good of others. My growth is dependent on the growth of others. My flourishing is dependent upon the flourishing of others.