We don’t want to ignore social injustice. We want to feel like we are informed and involved. But, what does that look like? How do we take real action within events which we feel we have no control over?
How can I bring back the Nigerian girls? How can I save those who are being slaughtered for their faith? What can I really do to help innocent civilians during a violent coup d’etat?
Sure, I can pray. And I do. But, it would be catechetically wrong to say that God asks us to pray and then He takes care of the rest all by Himself. More often than not, God puts it on our hearts to take action; we are His hands. He inspires us to do His work.
So, we pray. But what are we being asked to do? I don’t have an answer to this, but maybe you do.