Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
As I continue to reflect on themes that are presented to us in the Instrumentum Laboris (Working Document) for the Synod of Bishops on synodality in Rome Oct. 4-29, 2023, it’s clear that “adequate formation” is necessary to sustain a synodal culture and spirituality in the way we organize ourselves to carry out the Church’s mission.
Without the kind of formation that truly shapes our minds and hearts and spirit to conform them to Christ, we cannot effectively proclaim the Good News to others. We are all called to be missionaries—to carry the Word of God to people and places that are foreign to us (even if they are very close to home).
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