Reflections" regarding THE PATH TO SOLIDARITY

Prayer  ~~  "Come Spirit of Love!  

Come that as a result of our CONVERSION 
AND
 

COMMUNION,
 
a complete unity of all the peoples 
on this great
CONTINENT OF AMERICA 
may take place!

That beginning with 
The
CHURCH IN AMERICA  

SOLIDARITY,
 
never before seen 
on the face of this earth
, 
may result!

 

Solidarity, the fruit of communion

St John tells us in Chapter 13, verses 34-35,

Jesus said to his Apostles during the Last Supper,
 
  
A new commandment I give unto you:  
That you
love one another,  
AS I HAVE LOVED YOU, 
that you also 
LOVE ONE ANOTHER. 
 
By this shall all men know that you are my  disciples, if you have love~~ one for another.

Once we have experienced a spiritual transformation of our hearts and minds~~  CONVERSION
it is then that we are able to come into COMMUNION
with the "Living" Jesus Christ
and then through Him we are able to experience true communion with our brothers and sisters in this great 
Continent of America 
and 
throughout the world.

COMMUNION IS THE "FRUIT" OF CONVERSION!!! 

St. Paul tells us in Galatians, Chapter 5, verses 13-15, 
Douay Rheims Version~~


For you, brethren, have been called unto liberty:  only make not liberty an occasion to the flesh, 
but by
charity of the spirit serve one another.   For all the law is fulfilled in one word:  
THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR 
AS THYSELF. 
 
But if you bite and devour one another; take heed you be not consumed one of another.  

 

AFTER our individual conversion, 

"...since the FACE OF CHRIST SHINES FORTH IN EVERY HUMAN BEING,"  

we really begin to see the material and spiritual needs of our brothers and sisters~~ 

first 
within our own neighborhood 
and then 
within our own country,
 then
within our own continent 
and finally,
 throughout the world,

Our Holy Father continues, "Solidarity is thus the "fruit" of the communion which is grounded in the mystery of the triune God...

It is expressed in Christian love 
which 
seeks the good of others,
 especially of those most in need." 


SOLIDARITY 
THEN BECOMES THE "FRUIT" OF COMMUNION!!!

We are reminded that it is the 
same Son of God 
who took flesh 
and 
died for us all! 

 Pope John Paul II along with the Synod of Bishops agreed that once the various churches of the AMERICAN CONTINENT unite to share their spiritual gifts and material goods, with which God has blessed them, a culture of solidarity will be promoted.

 

This solidarity must begin within the Church, itself, and 
is the central theme of the Synod of American Bishops and is the central idea of the 
Apostolic Exhortation, Ecclesia in America, the

CHURCH IN AMERICA

Pope John Paul II continues to reinforce to us that through our SOLIDARITY, we will be much better able to 

"...support the poor and the outcast, especially refugees forced to leave 
their villages and lands in order to flee violence."  

"The 
CHURCH IN AMERICA

must encourage the international agencies of the continent to establish an economic order dominated 
not only by the profit motive
but also by the 
pursuit of the common good  of nations 
and of 
the  international community..."

 
AND 
 it is the responsibility of the
CHURCH IN AMERICA
 
to see that in the  international community, that there is a  equitable, or fair distribution of the world's goods 
AND
 
 it is the responsibility of the
CHURCH IN AMERICA
  
to see that in the  international community, that there is an 
ongoing 
spiritual
and economic development 
of all the people.

 

A development in which each of us will begin to feel that we play an indispensable part, in this unified spiritual and economic development.  

 

It is for this reason that 
the 
CHURCH IN AMERICA
must encourage
 SOLIDARITY!!!

New Message of Hope 

The Encounter with The Living Jesus Christ

Encountering
Jesus Christ in America Today
The Path of Conversion

The Path to Communion

The Path  to
Solidarity