Tuesday, April 1, 2008
One heart and one mind...
Today's reading from the Acts of the Apostles begins with the sentence, "The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common."
Religious of the Sacred Heart have as our motto, One heart and one mind and the initials are carved on the cross we wear to remind us of our Cor Unum et Anima unum.
Community is formed by living together, sharing, praying, and becoming one heart and one mind. Since we are all very different individuals, it does not mean that we need to agree on many things, but that deep down we do have one heart and one mind because we share the same charism and mission.
Right now, many of us are reflecting on the transformation of religious life today and the challenges that face us. As long as we remain a community of believers and are of one heart and mind, I have no fear. God knows the future and is opening the life of religious communities to meet the needs of today's world. Associates are springing up all over the world who want to share in our "one heart and one mind."
It is an exciting time to live! Let us trust God and let God lead us into the future.