Previous reflections  

The 16 Documents of Vatican II


 143:   Based on the Vatican II document 
Gaudium et Spes (Church in the world) 
Article 40


What's the role of the Church in today's world?
A bit of a controversial topic.

Some people say: Church's job is just to preach the Gospel.
So...stay out of politics....stay out of social justice etc.

This article says:
- the Church is meant serve as a leaven and as a kind of soul for human society.
(Leaven...makes things happen in the oven; life to body)
- the Church is meant to help people see the deeper meaning of everyday activity

Jesus, may the Church incarnate your love, your care, your compassion, your truth
in our world


Comments welcome here