Proclaimers on the Way
Proclaimers on the Way
Many windows were opened by the Chapter perspective to"Broaden our Vision"!
We want to welcome this invitation driven by the strong desire to embrace new and surprising horizons. To reach this goal, however, we must set out on the journey. The exodus asks to be ready to seek the vision, to refine our listening, because the Author of this invitation continues to call us.
Broadening our vision means trying to be open to the proclamation so as to live the mystery of a presence. It means becoming heralds of the experience that makes us a 'home', inhabited by a presence that gives meaning to the Word.
At the school of conviviality with Jesus, narrating his message, the disciples put into practice the mandate: "Go and preach the Gospel to all nations!"
This mission is supported by the Master, because the essence of the message is Jesus himself. The announcement becomes experience, narrative, and witness of life of those who let themselves be transformed by his presence. This mission is supported by the Master, because the essence of the message is Jesus himself. The announcement becomes experience, narrative, and witness of the lives of those who allow themselves to be transformed by his presence.
The disciples of Emmaus experienced a meeting that opened their eyes. This is where a renewed glance surfaced, one that was capable of accepting and understanding the world around us with a new sensitivity. It was an understanding of the suffering of the people, the desire for open relationships that were filled with fraternity, with the hopes of the young. It was an awareness of the good being done by many communities scattered on all continents.
The presence that lives within us is the word that we recognize in the loving commandment of Jesus. We want to be the 'salt of the earth and light to the world' with the prophetic power of his word. Prophecy is realized in the commitment to evangelization, in social and ecological responsibility, in gratuity in the relationships of fraternal closeness to all, open to dialogue on diversity, education for peace in contexts of conflict.
The announcement is to educate and educating ourselves to broaden our vision in the building of God's Kingdom, and fidelity to the Salesian charism. We join in the commitment of proclaiming with the young as a community witnessing to the beauty of the Gospel in its entirety, in its deepest simplicity.
Since we are always on a journey, we recognize the voice of the One who calls us to proclaim it with our lives, ready to share the experience of those who allow us to be guided by the creative breath of the Spirit of God.