“Hot button issues” vs. “Expanding horizons beyond conflicts”
As we read the Acts of the Apostles in this Easter season we see how it took time for the good news of the resurrection to sink in. Each Easter season I am amazed at what I learn about myself and ministry in their struggles.
The task of listeners is not to impose their ideas on the young. It is to help the young see the presence of the Spirit in their hearts and lives.
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!
The Emmaus Imagination – A restructured imagination
Emmaus and the art of accompaniment addresses the question "what does it mean to mentor youth" and the opening talk of the first International Meeting of Advisors to the Vincentian Marian Youth (Paris, July 2014) focused on "The Art of Accompaniment" as portrayed in a...
Opening reflection from the latest newsletter of the Vincentian Marian Youth Bulletin April 2014 ENG PDF... The Disciples were travelling to Emmaus, a village near Jerusalem. They were travelling together and were talking about the events that had occurred in...