We are facing disagreements that are deep, so deep because they’re conflicts about the most important questions facing us, the most significant questions of our faith. And some of us have come to learn that the people we love, who raised us in care and gentleness, are not only absent from the fight against dehumanization but may actually be participants.
For Jesus, family is anyone who stays in the struggle, anyone who does the will of God, who continues to fight the dehumanizing forces of evil. The people who share your baptism, that’s your family. Like Jesus, you will find them with their holy parent who is in God’s house. What a gift!