Finding the Inner Source
What today will bring people out to find ‘living water’? For most people today, it no longer occurs to them to go to church to satisfy their thirst. This presents a big challenge. In his homily for the first Pentecost Mass that he celebrated as pope, Francis asked: ‘Do we have the courage to strike out along the new paths which God’s newness sets before us, or do we resist, barricaded in transient structures which have lost their capacity for openness to what is new?’ A Church of the Holy Spirit must be ready for new paths. This is where discernment comes in.