Honestly how do you like the world as it is? Sure, there are many beautiful moments. The holiday, community, fulfilling work, beautiful mountains, lakes, river forest landscapes. They exist, the moments and days when "one wishes infinity" as formulate the band "Die Toten Hosen".
But when I look at the news of the world so then I look rather worried at this world and our future.
Our planet is so rich and yet we are not able to distribute this wealth so that all people can have a good future.
For thousands of people looking for a world they like and innumerable attempts are far better to make a piece of the world. Much of the benefit of people today is due to such attempts in various fields. Testify technical inventions and developments in the natural sciences. But also in the spiritual realm is the longing for a better world, the fundamental question of many spiritual currents and all major religions. The world would be in a much worse state without this constant search of people for a world in which it "like us".
God and man act in this worlWhen I look at everything, it seems so as if God looking through the millennia in new divine initiative in a dialogue between God and man, the people who build with him on his "new world". Just as it formulated the Letter of Peter: "We are waiting for new heavens and a new earth according to God's promise, in which righteousness dwells" 2 Pet. 3.13. Wait while this is a positive action in the knowledge that the surpassing power is from God and not from us. 2 Cor 4,7 Each of these initiatives has its value, its meaning, its impact and success story. Each initiative has its charisma in the sense of f Mt 5:15 "No one lights a lamp and put it under a bushel, but they put it on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. So shall your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. "
On 10.18.1914 with a multi-year preparatory phase of the start of a new divine initiative was: With some adolescents P. Kentenich began the realization of the ideal of the "new man in the new community." Today, after nearly 100 years, it has grown the Schoenstatt Movement, which cooperates in all parts of the world with people of good will in order to make this world a much better piece. As a global player dominate Schoenstatt worldwide through personal development and a life of faith to their everyday life and its environment. Since there are schools, help for families in need and initiatives that support marriage and family, youth camps and group lessons, children's homes, projects for business owners, representing business want to make educational and human, projects the passing on of faith and projects to improve social conditions and still much more.
With our torch relay we want to set a sign. With the torch relay is to be carried into this world in a special way the light of life and faith.
Our time today is characterized by a global interconnectedness and interdependence. Therefore, to have an international dimension and the torch relay. Only together can we secure the future of our world. For this we need an evolution of hearts and minds. A New cooperation - a new man in a new community of the future of this world contributed decisively to global responsibility.
The international torch relay will this be a symbol that we can make a difference.
The world is constantly changing and we can do the same with you!
Certainly after the torch relay, the world is willing to keep enough challenges for everyone. But every runner will come out of the preparation and different from the run when he is gone. Each runner runs not only for himself but for Schoenstatt and future of the world. Everyone should constantly change and grow in character.d
Pater Helmut / SPIRITUAL SUPPORT