Pope Francis reminds us that God is in the details of our lives.
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St. Vincent’s gift can be fire for the 21st century if we will seize it. Vincent’s gift is to a large extent in our hands! Do we have his courage and imagination.
Vincentians are not much interested in gathering data. They view home visits as relationship-building exercises.
Are we prepared to listen to the call to mission, whether in our life as married couples or as consecrated persons or those called to the ordained ministry, and in all the everyday events of life?
”Laudato Si’ taught us that EVERYTHING is connected; ‘Fratelli Tutti’ teaches us that EVERYONE is connected.”
We face very real threats to earth our common home and the threat of losing awareness that all are created equal. In other words the threat of not taking seriously that we are all sons and daughters, therefore sisters and brothers.
“I would like to invite you to go on a journey together… I am calling it a journey because it requires a shift, a change.” Pope Francis
His life was the medium! He is a reminder to each of us that we too are the medium of the message. Come to think of it Jesus was both medium and message!
If we can listen to one another with respect and belief in what is possible for them we will be taking the next step to making it possible for each of us to become more fully alive.
In a beautiful document on the call to human community, Pope Francis offers the “Good Samaritan” as a lens through which we can look at the many serious problems of a polarized and insensitive world.
Rereading the story from the perspective of our own experiences of anxieties is a wake-up call!