Today, Sarah Jehle responds: She is 25 years old, a member of the Schoenstatt Girls’ Youth from Germany, and studying journalism •
Almost a year 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, the world, and in our mission?
That the Church and the world would recognize the potential that Schoenstatt offers, specifically everything related to the development of the personality. Father Kentenich’s pedagogy can make a difference in this world, in which, because of enormous insecurity, the one who shouts the loudest is the one who is followed.
In order to fulfill this dream, what do we need to avoid or leave behind?
The internal little games of power, rivalries, and envy. We should all have the same goal: to take Schoenstatt to the world and to make Father Kentenich’s vision a reality.
In order to fulfill this dream, what practical steps do we have to take?
We have to be clear and consistent in what we do and what we say. We should all pull on the same rope together and not to be afraid to say uncomfortable or awkward things. Everyone has to make a decision, to be a transformer of the world not only its consumer.
Original: German. Translation: Celina M. Garza, San Antonio, TX USA – Edited: Melissa Peña-Janknegt, Elgin, TX USA