Thursday, April 20, 2017

Parable and Conscience Meditation April 20

Glorious Cross  April 20

We consider as our mission awakening saving hope and happiness for others, especially among the poor and insignificant, opening in practical ways for them a more human and religious existence (Congolese Regional Statutes, Intro., 1.1).

The Twelve stood there, their mouths wide open, their eyes staring at the heavens.  But after a while, the heavens found this situation odd and spoke through an angel, “Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky?” (Ac 1:11).  There is work to be done.  Do you think that the One who ascended has left the earth to realize his victory elsewhere?  Quite the contrary, he went to his Father to represent with greater intensity the human situation, to make of his death and resurrection an eternal prayer before his Father.  But the answer to that prayer depends on your collaboration.  Have you forgotten that Jesus prayed for a consecration like his own for you?  He prayed that you, in his name and with the power of his prayer, would go into the world to save it.  Without your witness, the power of the death and resurrection of Jesus will not touch the small and the poor, the disorder and egotism and savagery of the world will predominate and human life will not come to its fullness.  Fix your eyes on the world and go!

It is thanks to love that two ants lifted up a monkey.  (Bansu Bansu)

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