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Doing the common good for everyone means that certain individual sacrifices must be made for the betterment of society. That was one of the messages Fr. Kris Schmidt presented during his June Sophia Talk.
“To get down from our mount, and out from behind our professionalism, and being exposed to real risk – this is what characterizes the work of true social justice. Not disposal sympathy or left over generosity, but real compassion.”
The disciples had experienced the fullness and perfection of Christ's humanity, yet only now -- through the bestowing of the “tongues of fire” (the Holy Spirit) -- could they begin to understand the fullness of his divinity.
As this Easter season continues, I continue to reflect on Christ’s Resurrection. I think that many Christians leaving their churches today have simply found it implausible that Christ could have risen from the dead. This notion of a risen Christ and its implications for our lives is likely the most difficult conundrum relating to our Faith experience.
“I like to say that contemplation is the very act of Faith. It’s the way we come to Faith that leads us into the temple and the centre of our being."