AFFIRMING OUR DIRECTION

FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL

ON POPE FRANCIS

(Part 68)

AFFIRMING OUR DIRECTION

September 26, 2015

At Mass at the Cathedral of Sts Peter and Paul today, Pope Francis in one paragraph summarized what LCSC is all about. He said:

“One of the great challenges facing the Church in this generation is to foster in all the faithful a sense of personal responsibility for the Church’s mission, and to enable them to fulfill that responsibility as missionary disciples, as a leaven of the Gospel in our world. This will require creativity in adapting to changed situations, carrying forward the legacy of the past not primarily by maintaining our structures and institutions, which have served us well, but above all by being open to the possibilities which the Spirit opens up to us and communicating the joy of the Gospel, daily and in every season of our life”.

What is LCSC about? One, lay empowerment (not just us but all the faithful). Two, taking responsibility for our Church’s missionary work. Three, massive proclamation of the gospel, daily and in every circumstance. Four, adapting to the changed situation by not maintaining our structures and institutions but being open to the Spirit who opens up creative ways and new directions.

Are we up to the challenge?

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