We often read Acts 6 with a focus on the institution of the diaconate without realizing that the underlying problem was one of race, class, etc. Let’s read Acts 6 as a solution to the identity politics in the early church.
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Both Pope Francis and our Superior General have written letters in advance of Good Shepherd or Vocation Sunday.. Read how keys points affected one Vincentian.
The Parable of the Mouse Trap shows us our unknown connections
We can learn much from those who wrestled with the upheavals in their lives as recorded in our family album called the Acts of the Apostles.
What can we learn about being chang agents from imitating God’s model of bringing about a change in our ways of thinking?
How conscious are we of being both God’s story and God’s storytellers… and of the many ways we can tell God’s story to a world desparetly in need of Good News?
Are we aware of the changing landscape of poverty and new needs? Do we need to update our mental maps?
A quick quiz! What are the two greatest systemic changes in human history? (Here’s an important clue – They are interrelated!)
Have you ever thought of the birth of Jesus as the greatest systemic change?
Mary’s Magnificat is a dangerous memory. Mary not only gave thanks for this revolution. She intuitively realized she was part of the revolution.
After Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” Jesus did not. Why?
Here are some simple thought-starters we can use to build bridges in our daily encounters.