In the prayer of the Church called the Liturgy of the Hours there is a daily reading from one of the Fathers of the Church or a saint or Church document. Today’s reading was from St. Dorotheus of Gaza, a sixth century monk. He challenges us: where do disturbances come from? His answer, because no one is willing to blame him/herself. The epistle for today is from St. Peter who instructs us: be eager to be found without spot or blemish before him. Living as we are in a time of disturbances it would be easy to find “outside agitators” to blame. But the Bible and the saints suggest it would be more helpful to look at ourselves so we might be agents of reconciliation.