At first glance, it may seem like quite a stretch to connect Ash Wednesday, Valentine’s Day and Systemic Change. But hear me out. Actually, it is not that hard.
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What ever happened to Advent?
We speak of Christ as King.
Do our lives show it?
Today we increasingly hear about being “woke.”
In this Vincentian Mindwalk I will try to move beyond any narrow political meanings.
Twenty-five years ago, the Congregation of the Mission engaged in what amounted to a corporate examination of conscience.
I sometimes reread the final document as an examination of conscience.
I was amazed to discover a Vincentian born in 1868 who pioneered a thoroughly Vatican II concept of laity.
His words in 1923 echo today!
Jesus did not establish the church as an institution with a slick “Public Relations” plan. His followers were attracted by his message. They became a movement that developed into the early church.
Can you explain how?
In this Vincentian Mindwalk, explore with me a street-level parable about the latest buzzword in many religious circles – “encounter.”
There is so much polarization in our world today. And it is not just political.
Polarization is on full display at all levels of the Church today… hierarchy, clergy, laity, vowed religious.
Is this the first time in history that the Church has been so divided?
Fall behind – spring ahead!
What if we could “replay” what we lost in our lives. Of course, we don’t get to replay the hours we lost.
Nor do we get to skip ahead and see our futures as we change clocks.
Can changing of clocks as a metaphor for our lives?
Have you had someone close to you die with whom you had unfinished business?
We are left saying: “If only there were another chance!”
Well there is!