Advent Reflections (Day 26)

by | Dec 21, 2022 | Formation

Putting On the Virtue of Gentleness
December 22, 2022

Reconciliation too will be one of the basic goals of ministry. I am reminded of the role that the Community of Sant’Egidio played in mediating the peace in Mozambique. After 15 years of civil war, “human wisdom” would surely have doubted the ability of a “powerless” Italian Community to accomplish what other much more “powerful” agencies had failed to do. Yet the negotiations were successfully completed in 1992 and peace continues to reign in that country. Could not other groups have similar courage in offering their services as ministers of reconciliation?

Source: Fr. Robert P. Maloney, C.M. A Further Look at “Gentleness”


Let us pray

Lord, grant us the grace to take hold of any opportunities to offer our services as ministers of reconciliation.


Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.

2 Corinthians 5:17-20

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