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Living a life committed to Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation
The PERSONAL dimension of this third priority calls us to pray for, and deepen, INTERIOR PEACE. We know that inner peace is a requirement for becoming PEACEMAKERS, prophets of peace. The peace offered as a gift of Jesus – “not as the world gives” – is both still and dynamic. It is like the balance of the cyclist: stable in movement, but not static. The person who has interior peace is rooted in a still center, and can encounter the storms of life without losing that peace at a deep level. This doesn’t mean that life will be without difficulties or troubles that disturb. With God at the heart of it all, one learns that to find peace one needs first to seek and find God. . .
The pillar is in Chicano Park under the Coronado Bridge. It depicts the immigrants who have worked in our fields to harvest the food on our table, immigrants who have constructed our buildings, immigrant children who have studied in our schools and religious education programs, immigrants who have died crossing the border through the desert to provide a better life for themselves and their families. The Border Angels have been a presence in the community and along the border wall extending love and compassion - "love has no borders".