I have been praying over the priorities of the Chapter of 2008 as part of our preparation for the visit of the Central Team in April. The first priority is "Dialogue toward Communion: Walking with Humanity". The paragraph that I keep returning to in prayer is:
" In dialogue, we risk sharing our word and our very self which speaks in gestures, symbols and choices. We bring to the table all that we are, and our charism as a gift for the world. We are renewed in welcoming others. This process implies understanding ourselves in all honesty, referencing the other, conversion, self-emptying, opening ourselves to being changed and entering into silence."
There is much to reflect on in this one paragraph!