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  • A Letter to the Pope from the Archives of Sister Joan Chittister

On Divine Will, Human Will, and the Balance of Contemplation and Activism

Q: Sometimes I get confused between the conflict of ‘what will be will be,’ in light of the heedlessness of empires rising and falling, versus the concept of human collective consciousness to make a difference. I struggle between the concept of our free will, and igniting that with the right intention, while at the same time accepting that no matter how ever much it is lit with the right intention, even on a collective basis, ‘what will be will be.’

September 15th, 2016|