Mission is the key to the Reform of the Church
(Pope Francis on June 28, 2018 on the occasion of the creation of 14 new cardinals)
Conversion from our sins and from selfishness will never be an end in itself, but is always a means of growing in fidelity and willingness to embrace mission. At the moment of truth, especially when we see the distress of our brothers and sisters, we will be completely prepared to accompany and embrace them, one and all. In this way, we avoid becoming effective “roadblocks”, whether because of our short-sightedness” or our useless wrangling about who is most important. When we forget mission, of our brothers and sisters, our life gets locked up in the pursuit of our own interests and securities.