Many times over the last few years we have said – echoing the words of Pope Francis –that we are living a real “epochal change”. The signs of a radical shift in relationships at a personal, social and institutional level can be seen more and more clearly, all over the globe. In addition, in traditionally Christian countries, it is becoming ever more clear that societies are no longer capable of sustaining the Christian values that have shaped their people’s lives for centuries.
These profound changes we are passing through are a great provocation, reminding us not to take anything for granted. They force us to ask ourselves daily where our hope lies, what makes it possible for us to get up in the morning, go to work, continue to love, not be scandalized by our shortcomings, and face life without fear or violence overshadowing our relationships. As we have said many times, we are called to make a leap in self-awareness ... (continue reading)