With the age of digital connectivity, we are bombarded with many different stimulations that can overwhelm us. Silence and stillness is needed in order to help us reassess our sense of self, connect with God, and decide on how to affect real change.
A divorce. A sudden sickness. Parental crisis. Financial distress. There is a moment in life when everything, from marriage to health, seems unable to withstand the weight of life’s challenges.
Even with different cultural, social and economic backgrounds, all human beings are bound by the same desire: to be happy, to live peacefully and to long for God’s presence in their lives. A foreign missionary shares his experience of bonding with someone through this “same heart.”
Polarization seeks to divide our society and make it more vulnerable to manipulation and deception. An open and listening heart willing to understand other viewpoints is the key to preserving our inner freedom and achieving a more peaceful, united society.
Those in prison for their crimes can find hope by looking at Jesus’ self-giving through His crucifixion and the mercy He shows to all sinners. With the help of the Holy Spirit, the “living dead” can now look towards a better future.
The “times in between” are an integral component of everybody’s life journey. They are periods of irrelevance and anonymity but crucial for a deeper understanding of one’s identity and for preparing to take on a new responsibility.
Decluttering does not only mean to keep our surroundings organized and free of useless things. It also means clearing up our heads of useless information, worries, anxieties, and the best way to do this is by awareness and meditation.
A missionary in China recounts how the mutual washing of the feet on Holy Thursday, during the Easter Triduum, made him realize more deeply the power of Christ’s love that defeated the darkness of evil.
In a recently held conference at the European Parliament in Brussels on the theme “Religious Freedom in China” participants spoke and shared their witnesses on the continuous persecution of all religions in the world’s most populous country.
Border gates, being meeting points of people passing by, represent kaleidoscopes through which the complexity of reality and the diversity of humanity can be perceived. Border gates are exactly the symbols of where the Church should stand in order to listen to the youth.