You woke up one day, and the Church is just as you have dreamed it could be. What looks different? How is your day different? What feels different? Please write responses to these questions in silence and without raising your pen from paper until I ask you to stop.
Dialogue Please share whatever highlights you like with your table group. Please name one thing that is a part of your alternative reality that it is in your power to bring about when you get home. Please write each thing on a small paper and pass to middle of table.
Vatican II and Imagination A part of Vatican II was grappling with an alternative reality It provides a template for us to do it in our contexts We have always relied on our imaginations– think of Moses and the Israelites, as interpreted by Walter Brueggeman
How we interpret Own values Assumptions about other
Awareness Of our own perspectives Honesty about blind spots Vulnerability, willingness to learn from a new perspective Paying attention to communication styles and power differentials where they exist
Vatican II Enduring message And also model for way of being Church Self reflection and intense engagement Initiated at every level and in a variety of contexts