How are we being called to live differently?

30 November 2016 | General Interest

As part of their response to the Year of Mercy, about 20 groups throughout New Zealand and the Pacific have spent weeks and months engaged in a worldwide reflection process, sponsored by the Mercy International Association.

The carefully constructed process has invited groups to work through four distinct but connected steps, beginning with a sharing of issues of concern to identify a single focus, drawing inspiration from our wisdom traditions and concluding with a clear plan of action. Critical questions for groups to address include ‘what are we being called to do differently, or how are we being called to live differently, as a result of our analysis?’, ‘what can we do locally, and when will we evaluate such action?’, ‘how will we know when we have achieved this?’.

‘Kia tuwhera tonu mai ngā Kūaha o te Atawhai – keep the doors of mercy open wide’