Dear Members of the Curley Family,
The recent and tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has appropriately sparked outrage, and we join in prayer for his eternal rest, and for his family’s consolation. While we hope we are moving forward as a more tolerant society, we are reminded that there is still a journey before us. We promote Curley as “Where Brotherhood Begins,” and we see Curley’s young men embracing that goal, regardless of their classmates’ race, nationality, religion or neighborhood. That is what we should all be working toward, and let’s be grateful for all who see justice and peace as noble goals to be pursued. May our Curley Family be in the forefront of pursuing harmony in our communities, and true social progress in our land.
St. Francis of Assisi nobly called all of creation “brother” and “sister” because he praised God for making all things good and reflective of God’s glory. As we heard from St. Paul in yesterday’s Pentecost Mass: “For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons, and we were all given to drink of one Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 12:13). Our Christian faith calls us to love one another, to practice a charity that transforms.
Let us be united in both prayer for peace and healing in our world, and for hearts to see the goodness in all our neighbors. Then we can truly celebrate “peace and all good things!”