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Fr Joachim Rego CP, Superior Genera Holy Spirit Province offers this Easter message, an inspiration for lay and ordained.
The greatest danger … is that we lose heart and hope, as a consequence of which we can become paralysed (indifferent?), choosing the maintenance of our presences at the expense of effective and Spirit-led mission. In other words, we can sometimes so easily get ‘caught-up’ in the comfortable daily routine that, in our prayer and ministry, we become de-sensitized and indifferent to the real issues unfolding on our doorsteps: injustice, disrespect for life, racism, prejudice, discrimination, corruption, migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, religious intolerance."
"Are these some of the 'signs of the times' – invitation of the Spirit? How will we draw meaning from the Passion of Jesus (our charism) to witness, to address, and to offer both basic human assistance and a spirituality of hope and life to these situations in our local reality?"
Fr. Rego reflects on Pope Francis’ frequent reference to the “globalization of indifference” as a key for reflection on what he perceives as a root problem. He reminds us that "we are required to be 'islands of mercy in a world dominated by the globalization of indifference.' May we create our Passionist religious communities to be “beacons of hope”!
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