UISG : Presentation Bulletin 173 Re-imagining the future
The Bulletin – issue No. 173 closes 2020, a particularly difficult and dramatic year for the whole world, hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The images and the words Pope Francis pronounced for the Urbi et Orbi Blessing, on 27 March 2020, in the square of St. Peter’s Basilica still resonate in our hearts. Before the empty rain-wet square, the Pope, commenting on Mark’s Gospel story of Jesus calming the storm (Mk 4:35–41), said:
“We find ourselves afraid and lost. Like the disciples in the Gospel we were caught off guard by an unexpected, turbulent storm. We have realized that we are on the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented, but at the same time important and needed, all of us called to row together, each of us in need of comforting the other. On this boat… are all of us. Just like those disciples, who spoke anxiously with one voice, saying ‘We are perishing’ (v. 38), so we too have realized that we cannot go on thinking of ourselves, but only together can we do this.”
However, the initial fear did not paralyze us. Consecrated life which, far from being at a loss, soon became animated by a spirit of universal solidarity, compassion, brotherhood, and sisterhood, of closeness with the least, whom the pandemic has made even more vulnerable. This has inspired the effort to bring together personal and community initiatives to deal with the emergency and to find concrete ways to stay close to suffering humanity.
Find the contribution of Sr. Marie Laetitia Youchtchenk : “The Psalms: The Way to the Fullness of Our Humanity”
The psalms are an incessant dialogue between God and humanity: the psalmist manifests his sorrows and his joys, his doubts and his confidence, his anguish, and his salvation… And God challenges his people; He invites them to listen to Him, to be guided, to be loved, because He wants their happiness. An incessant dialogue, a mutual search, that prolongs Genesis’ “Adam, where are you?”, in which the querying of all human life is played out: “Where do I come from? Where am I going? What’s the meaning of all of this?”
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Les psaumes, chemin vers la plénitude de notre humanité - les_psaumes_chemin_vers_la_plenitude_de_notre_humanite.pdf (223.2 kb)
13 January 2021