The last of the talks programmed by JPIC Team – this time by Sr. Aleksandra – about integral ecology and thoughts of Laudato Si in the light of palautian charism. What does it bring? A serious matter.
The 4th base of a mission: to listen and respond to the needs of the Church.
According to what was expressed in Laudato Si, how to listen to what our reality is telling us?
Keys for discernment to be able to respond with clarity and reality to the emerging needs of our common home and its consequences over its most vulnerable members.
This time we are invited to make a journey by the seaside of Baltic, by the city of Sopot, being able to enter in some corners of the community of our sisters. But this physical journey becomes an interior one aswell. A narration about some rules of discernment for the time of taking decisions and acting. With every step, one new rule.
TO LISTEN TO THE NATURE. This way we take a walk at te beach, listening about the acting of human beings in the nature and catastrophical consequences in some ot its contributions.
TO LISTEN TO OUR BRETHREN. Some words about the people living on the streets assisted by Sr. Marta. Poverty, marginalization. Realities that apparently don’t exist in the cities of luxury. Spaces and stories that are hidden, difficult. But present.
TO THINK. TO WORRY. TO DISCERN… It is easy to love humanity, nature, beautiful things, at distance… The Church that we ougth to love is the Church of cancrete faces, smelling bad, wounded, uncomfortable sometimes. In a park, at the side of “Worried Jesus”, we invoke his help so that, as society, humanity, we won’t commit atrocities again. And after this introduction, Sr. Aleksandra continues explaining the keys that she considers important in our discernment:
- TO LISTEN AND DIALOGUE
- NOT TO BE AFRAID OF CHANGES
- THAT OUR LOVE MAY BE FOR ALL
- TO TEACH TO THE FUTURE GENERATION HOW TO ESTABLISH RELATIONSHIPS
- AND MAY OUR DISCERNMENT BE A CONTINIOUS PROCESS
Last words of this talk become a prayer. Let us meditate a text for prayer written by polish poet and priest, Jan Twardowski.