Today, Braulio Heisecke answers: He is a 21 year-old Paraguayan presently living in Rome for a year; he is part of the Mission Rome group •
Six months into the pilgrimage through the second century of the covenant of love…what is your dream for this Schoenstatt in who we are and where we find ourselves in the Church, in the world, and in our mission?
I dream of a Schoenstatt that seeks to renew itself and continually questions itself about its spiritual and apostolic being.
A Schoenstatt that seeks (personal and group) inner renewal in order to be more sensitive listening, interpreting, and acting based on what God, Jesus, and the Blessed Mother calls us to.
That it questions itself about actions, methods, spirituality, defects and virtues.
I dream of a Schoentatt that is committed to and for the Church, that is at the disposal of others, and that goes out.
A Schoestatt that is more sensitive to the parish’s realities.
That it never loses joy and Christian fervor.
In order to fulfill this dream, what do we need to avoid or leave behind?
I think that we have to avoid being overcome by the “quantitative modality.” Not allow successes and failures to be measured based on numbers.
The idea is to invite (others) to live a humble spirituality, to show the Jesus that is at their side, I do not think that it is essential to have large “numbers” to accomplish this.
To know that we can learn and imitate good things from “all” the people (whether new, young, man, or woman) with whom we live.
In order to fulfill this dream, what practical steps do we have to take?
I believe that an important step is to fine tune the spiritual life that is the nucleus/engine of everything that we do. If we do not have a life of prayer and reflection as a priority, it is probable that we will do things simply because we are supposed to do them. Our actions, efforts, sacrifices, failures and accomplishments should profoundly be attached to the Capital of Grace and God.
And the last step would be to dream big by demonstrating our commitment with deeds; it is the moment to take crazy leaps of faith– to get away from routine with radicalism with wholehearted confidence and love.
I think that the three questions of Culture of Encounter as a culture of Covenant to create Solidarity means that: We have come from far, we are still far and we are going far in the Second Century.