The Epistle to the Hebrews says that Moses walked as if he saw the Invisible One (He.11, 27). This is somewhat our situation. The world changes, our contemporaries struggle to find work, to manage their life, to raise their children, to enjoy leisure when the opportunity arises. Points of reference are confused, values are like stocks, they go up and down and they are exchanged! Each person tries to lead its life, as if alone in the world!
This mainly Western cultural context, has deeply affected our existence and our work. The choice of our life appears difficult for the present generations. Generosity, selflessness, community... God... are not popular values! Life commitment is often frightening! There arises the question of vocations. Will we be the last links in a great history, or will the heritage be carried on again vigorously and joyously by new generations?
It is true, that while the Congregation decreases in the northern hemisphere, it grows in the southern hemisphere. It is time to make way for others, to accept changes, to adapt structures and cultures.