Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sister Simone Campbell: 'We are Called to be the Burning Bush'

NETWORK Executive Director Sister Simone Campbell kicked off the nine-state "Nuns on the Bus" tour at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Des Moines, Iowa. She spoke on the pressing need for solidarity in our society and the harm the House Republican budget would bring the vulnerable families.

Sister Simone reports that the strength and courage to do so come from images in her prayers over this time:
The first is the Burning Bush and Moses.  Moses is told to take off his shoes because he is on sacred ground.   And God says, "I have heard the cry of my people.  They are enslaved and without hope.  I have heard their cry and he sends Moses to set them free.

I had this image that we are called to be this Bush where God can flame up in our lives and we can set our people free.  It is the work of God in us that can make the difference.   It's God flaming up and giving life, though with fire there is a little bit of destruction. 
You can watch her remarks below.
Sister Sister Simone said in a recent media interview that Catholic Sisters “know the real-life struggles of real-life Americans.” Click here to go to the official Web site of Nuns on the Bus

"It is this knowledge that impelled us to organize this bus trip. When the federal government cuts funding to programs that serve people in poverty, we see the effects in our daily work," said the organizers of the campaign. "Simply put, real people suffer. That is immoral."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

She claims she was a burning bush?