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He begins in the first chapter by addressing the problem of clericalism and begins with a call to dismantle what he sees as a papal cult of personality and papal monopoly on power. He then argues for a steady increase in lay involvement and devolvement of clerical power.
All of the gifts we have received from God, all of our talents, abilities and blessings, are given to us that we may put them at the service of our brothers and sisters. This is what it means to sacrifice our lives for one another and to love as Jesus has loved us.
Live a Life in L - Liturgy, Lectio, Labor! Experience the life of a monk, May 31 - June 2nd. St Mary’s Benedictine Monastery, Petersham, Massachussetts.
The Gospel message of Christ is a melody that can be taken up and played anew by every generation, using new instruments and new tools that speak to the people of the time, their issues, and the day to day problems they face.
Christians take note. Legoland have worked something out here. These children are transported in their imaginations and they love it. The fact that the images are made out of plastic bricks, does not put them off, rather it seems to attract them even more. We may hold our noses at the McDisney aesthetic, but we should look and learn. and consider why, despite that, it is so popular.