The theme this week: “Call to Community and Participation”
No man is an island”, as John Donne’s poem begins.
As human beings, we are called to live in community, with others, growing together and flourishing as a result. We are also called to get involved.
At World Youth Day in 2013, Pope Francis challenged us:
“True faith in the incarnate Son of God is inseparable from self-giving, from membership in the community, from service, from reconciliation with others”. Pope Francis, Joy of the Gospel , 72
Observing the reality of the world, remembering that first guideline of the dignity of all people, we’re called to support one another. What are my gifts and talents which could be used to the advantage of the wider community? We are called to be active members of society, our local and global community.
Is this really the world that I desire? Is this really the world that we all carry in our hearts? Is the world that we want really a world of harmony and peace, in ourselves, in our relations with others, in families, in cities, in and between nations?