Refleksyon chak jou

Achiv refleksyon chak jou

7 desanm

Kòmantè koupe sou December 7
Refleksyon

Advent calls us to be open to a new way of thinking, a new way of living. These words of Pope Francis can be fundamental to our reflection on this call.

If we are to come out of this crisis less selfish than when we went in, we have to let ourselves be touched by others’ pain. This is a moment to dream big, to rethink our priorities — what we value, what we want, what we seek — and to commit to act in our daily life on what we have dreamed of.

God asks us to dare to create something new. We need to slow down, take stock and design better ways of living together on this earth.

The pandemic has exposed the paradox that while we are more connected, we are also more divided. It is hard to build a culture of encounter, in which we meet as people with a shared dignity, within a throwaway culture that regards the well-being of the elderly, the unemployed, the disabled and the unborn as peripheral to our own well-being.

To come out of this crisis better, we have to recover the knowledge that as a people we have a shared destination. The pandemic has reminded us that no one is saved alone. What ties us to one another is what we commonly call solidarity. Solidarity is more than acts of generosity, important as they are; it is the call to embrace the reality that we are bound by bonds of reciprocity. On this solid foundation we can build a better, different, human future.
Pap Francis

  Lapriyè

May we not miss what there is to learn from this pandemic experience.

Aksyon

What does it mean to you to dare to create something new? Are you willing to try? Has the pandemic experience given you any new insights? What changes in your thinking and actions will it require? With whom can you share this new thing?

Lekti Sigjere

Pa konfòme ak modèl monn sa a, men transfòme pa renouvèlman lespri ou.
Women 12:2

Se poutèt sa nou pa pèdi kè. Menmsi deyò nou ap gaspiye, men anndan nou ap renouvle chak jou.
Corinthians 4:16

Mwen pa ka di si bagay yo pral pi bon si nou chanje; sa mwen ka di se yo dwe chanje si yo vle vin pi bon.     
Georg C. Lichtenberg

Chanjman se lwa lavi a. Ak moun ki gade sèlman nan pase a oswa prezan yo sèten yo manke avni an.
John F. Kennedy

You never change the existing reality by fighting it. Instead, create a new model that makes the old one obsolete.
R. Buckminster Fuller

There needs to be a shift in consciousness; there needs to be an absolute wake-up call before society can actually make the kind of incredibly significant changes that need to happen.
Annie Lennox

Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.
Pauline R. Kezer

Ou reyèlman ka chanje mond lan si ou pran swen ase.
Marian Wright Edelman

When you come to the fork in your life path, stop, take in the landscape and check in with your heart. Take the path with heart.
Lynne Namka