From June 4-8 the CCAO welcomed our Summer Advocacy Interns. Always a bit apprehensive before they arrive, I sighed a deep breath once they were all here and our orientation week began. Throughout the week, as we got to know one another, I was struck by their depth of faith and experience in the areas of service, social justice, and mission. Laughter rang out as we shared some of our most embarrassing moments, and I was near tears when one intern spoke about what it felt like to visit a member of Congress’ office for the first time. When I asked the question, ‘What does visiting Congress have to do with mission?”, she was quick to make the connection that her voice was carrying the cries of the economically poor, the migrants, the victims of gun violence from her home communities of El Paso, TX and Juarez Mexico.
Today’s readings are all about God’s light shinning in the world. Jesus tells his disciples that they must let their light shine before others. As we begin our journey together with the summer interns, the CCAO is awash with His light shining on our faces.
To meet and learn more about our summer interns, learn more about our summer interns.