Sharing, encounter, planning in international groups during our General Chapter.
Strengthened by our cultural differences, our differences of approach to the faith, let us become experts in the art of encounter… Synodality presupposes listening… This is how God shows us the way to follow, bringing us out of our habits, calling us to take new paths like Abraham… The Synod is a moment of grace, a process guided by the Spirit who makes all things new, who frees us from worldliness, from our closures, from our repetitive pastoral patterns and from fear. It calls us to question ourselves about what God wants to say to us in this time, today, and the direction in which He wishes to lead us. Today, God, what is He saying to me? Today, not yesterday. Do not be backward-looking: going back to yesterday. No, today, looking to the future.”