World Youth Day has gone and some of us feel empty. What has the Spirit called us to do? What about those of us who didn’t go to Sydney but sat glued to the television set throughout it all? Doing nothing isn’t an option. We don’t want it to be just how it was. We want to change things. We want to make a better world.
As Archbishop Oscar Romero said, “Aspire not to have more, but to be more“
Start by looking at the Caritas BeMore website http://www.bemore.org.au and get everyone signed up for the Be More newsletter.
Form a big group, a small group, several groups. Small groups could come from bigger groups just to focus on one aspect of action.
We plant the seeds that one day will grow. We water the seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise. We lay foundations that will need further development. We provide yeast that produces effects far beyond our capabilities.
We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing this.
This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.
It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter and do the rest.
We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker. We are workers, not master builders, ministers, not messiahs. We are prophets of a future not our own.
– Archbishop Oscar Romero (martyred on March 24th 1980)