It is in times such as these that mystics emerge who strive to seek a sacramental life that makes all of life sacred. True discipleship calls each of us "to see things as they are" and to refuse anything and everything that defies the will of God for all of us. This is what challenges us to live authentically and to live in solidarity with all who are marginalized. Jesus incarnated this, which in turn motivates us to turn the "world as we know it" upside down. This is what Gandhi meant by "you must be the change you wish to see in the world." To do so is to experience the HOLY much more as an encounter with the sacred presence of God.