Saturday 20 November 2021
May this Synod be lived in the Spirit! We are forever needful of God’s renewing breath that frees us from all shutdowns, restores life to what was dead, tears apart chains and dispenses joy. It leads us towards what God wills, not towards what our own ideas and personal tastes would entice us. We must invoke the Spirit more frequently and more intensely, listen to him in humility, walking together, as the Lord wishes, with docility and courage. In this way we will not allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by delusion in the synodal experience, with prophecy being minimized and everything reduced to sterile discussion.
Come, O Spirit of Love, open our hearts to listen. Come, Spirit of holiness, Creator, renew the faithful people of God and, through them, renew the face of the earth.