Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Christus Vivit (“Christ is Alive”), was released on March 25th of this year.
As we reflect upon the meaning of the cross in this Holy Week, the third evangelist’s writing draws us to consider the suffering of the faultless in an emphatic way.
Just as the first Vincentians 200 years ago could not have imagined the world they were entering, who of us could have imagined just a generation ago the world in which we are serving.
An analysis of each of the persons in the story would reward our study, but let me single out the way the father responds to his younger son’s return.
As a Vincentian Family, we know the close ties that we have with those who are poor among us. A DNA test might reveal that it is not just a matter of the spirit but also of the blood.