It is becoming a more urgent call and need to stand up for our faith, as diversity in cultures and beliefs have become more fluid, interrelated yet out of proportion, and diffused in many ways that God seems to have lost his place as its core.
God is core and should be core. How can he not be when he built the basics of our existence out of love and in love for us his children? He is there present, and each one of us has the responsibility of making it known to those who have lost the ability to understand. For though many are not aware of his presence, He is there in their midst, loving them anyway, providing for them, and waiting to be noticed and acknowledged.
The role is ours to make it happen, one step at a time.
Published on Jul 2, 2011 by vatican
"The Church is not a social organization or a charitable institute: It is the Community of God, it is the community that believes, loves and worships the Lord Jesus and opens its "sails" to the breath of the Holy Spirit."
With these words, Pope Benedict XVI today greeted the faithful of the Diocese of Altamura-Gravina-Acquaviva delle Fonti at the Vatican. The meeting gave the Pope the opportunity to reflect on the highlights and darker aspects of our time. "We are seeing complex attitudes" - he explained -- "withdrawing into oneself, narcissism, desire for possession and consumption, with feelings disconnected from responsibility." Faced with this confusion, and the denial of the transcendent dimension of man, it is essential therefore that Christian communities promote good and challenging paths of faith... pastoral action should aim to train people with mature faith who can bring the light of Christ into the society.