Fr. Pablo G. Pérez, National Director for the Schoenstatt Movement in Argentina •
Over the last few days, I have been visiting the Schoenstatt families in Corrientes and Chaco. These are communities that, in their various ways, live out what is most unique in our charism: to conquer a shrine for our Mother and Queen. This reality, and everything that emerges from it, shapes the way in which we are called to live our life in the Covenant: in construction mode. —
We are called to be constructive in our attitude to life and others. Perhaps it is not our natural Argentinean disposition, which is often characterized by confrontation, complaints, and disputes. “We will remain strong in the fight.”
It is true that tensions are a part of our lives and we cannot avoid them. In fact, our father and founder often insisted that we find ways in which these tensions can become creative. But the result will be radically different if we face them in a constructive mode or in a confrontational mode.
Original: Spanish. Translation: Sarah-Leah Pimentel, Cape Town, South Africa