True optimism is the ability to see the emptiness of half the glass while choosing to focus on the fullness of the other half of the glass.
Let us not settle only for what is necessary. The Lord does not want us to narrow our horizons or to remain parked on the roadside of life. He wants us to race boldly and joyfully towards lofty goals.
Jesus came to change our minds, not God’s! The Word became flesh to show us what God’s message and way of thinking looks like when lived humanly. Jesus is the living model of world-changing systemic change.
The Voice of the Poor, the wounded on the road to Jericho today. Some questions for digital passersby and good Samaritans.
We pray in thanksgiving for the privilege and responsibility of being able to organize as individuals politically. We pray that each of us, as citizens, feel compelled to exercise our right and responsibility to vote…
What would you spend a billion on? Go ahead… let yourself dream a bit.
Sometimes laughter can help us gain perspective on our efforts!
This post connects a couple of dots. The first dot is that systemic change flourishes when there is a careful understanding of the situation. The other dot is that that a culture of vocations is really a culture of mission.
My hope is that all the participants of the Youth Synod will experience their own version of the Emmaus journey – looking at things they thought they knew… but seeing them in a new light. Now that would be the beginning of a profound systemic change!
After reading this post I suspect you too will say… Thank you, Vincent, for being such an amazing change agent in your time and even our times.
We have been asked to devote some energy and study to knowing more about our heritage and role models. As I reflected on this it occurred to me that this might be an occasion to informally reflect on our heritage as agents of systemic change.
If you see someone drowning in a river, what would you do? Would you try to save the person by jumping in? Would you call 911? Many of us would be wiser to call 911 rather than jumping in ourselves. This could lead to forcing emergency personnel to cope with two...