“A Little Too Risky to Take In”

I have two teenage sons. They came home the other day and shared with me a story about their friend who is 15. They say she is pregnant. She is going to be married. I didn’t even know she had a boyfriend. I’m really surprised at this news. She has to go with him toContinue reading ““A Little Too Risky to Take In””

July Already!

Dear friends, How can it already be July?!  As usual, life seems to be flying by and I haven’t had much of a chance to sit and share in this space. Until I have time to write more here, please check out my monthly columns on Loyola Press’ dotMagis blog at http://www.ignatianspirituality.com/author/ruiz Happy Summer! Peace, Rebecca

Think about it…

“God created shadows to better emphasize the light.” – St. John XXIII Did you see the solar eclipse this summer? During the eclipse, the light shone out from behind objects as crescent shadows. While the divisions between light are darkness are rarely ever sharper than they were during the eclipse, divisions between people were momentarilyContinue reading “Think about it…”

On Reaching out to Those on the Margins

I am so pained by the vilification of all refugees based on the actions of a few. Pope Francis, nearly daily, calls us to respond with compassion to those on the margins – in the world, in our communities and in our lives. Please check out my post on Loyola Press’ dotMagis blog this month: http://www.ignatianspirituality.com/24558/a-grain-of-compassionContinue reading “On Reaching out to Those on the Margins”