We are a sign of a Church that loves to be among the people! We are at the center of the conflict that disturbs and divides the modern soul. We are a sign of a Church that is the friend of people and can offer comfort in every kind of affliction. We are ready to support all true progress in human life, but at the same time unyielding towards every choice of death, violence, deceit, and injustice. One power alone can bring transformation to our world -- the fundamental power of love transfigured in Christ, lived in communion with the saints, lived in the day to day interaction with colleague, neighbor, and stranger. By our vocation and mission we are at the crossroads between God's initiative and the longing of creation.
God gave us his only Son... Through love and intimate union with
Christ we transform the world, bearing the contradictions and hopes
of every human being, especially the weakest and the suffering. We
share in the longing of creation, in the everyday, secular condition
of our fellow men and women. (Based on a text of John Paul II)
If we walk through our world proclaiming the truth of Christ -- his ways, his values, his teachings, his love, his redeeming life -- God can be found everywhere.