Can I go to them?

by | Dec 23, 2015 | Daughters of Charity, Formation, Reflections

kara-davis-pope-future-facebookCan I go to them?

This is the question Pope Francis asked when he learned that three people were killed in a neighborhood of Bangui, capital of the war-torn Central African Republic. It wasn’t in the schedule so the Pope immediately asked the Nuncio: ‘can I go, can I go?’ and the Nuncio replied: ‘no, Holiness, it is very dangerous.’”

Kara Davis, a postulant with the Daughters of Charity in the USA, has been haunted by this and writes in the blog The Future of Charity,

“I imagine Jesus hearing of the violence and suffering of the world and pleading with The Father, “Can I go?  Can I go to them?”

I hear The Father’s response, “It is very dangerous,”

…. and then Jesus’ answer, “I will go to them.”

What a powerful way of thinking about the “backstory” of the Incarnation! Certainly something to pray about as we prepare to celebrate the Word coming to us where we live and loving us as we are.

Kara Davis

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“We welcome you to the Future of Charity blog!  You might be wondering a few things.  Who are “we,” and what is the Future of Charity?

We are younger, newer vowed members or women in formation with religious congregations from the Sisters of Charity Federation. This Federation is comprised of 12 unique congregations who recognize their particular character and spirit in the charism of the tradition of Charity founded by St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louise de Marillac and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.  To learn more, see the “Meet the Bloggers” and “Sisters of Charity Federation” tabs.

The Future of Charity is a group that has formed to build relationships among the younger, newer members of the Federation. As our congregations grow smaller, we recognize an exciting opportunity for collaboration!”

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