Koreans enjoy using aphorism, and Catholics using what we called spiritual nosegays. They were like a bouquet of flowers that we could take out when needed to overcome other odors that were harmful or at least distracting us from what was important.
in both Catholic papers, mentioned a movement among the different
religious groups in Korea to live what we believe: living according to
our identity. One writer quotes Pope Francis in his talk to the Asian
Bishops while here in Korea. "If we are to speak freely, openly and
fruitfully with others, we must be
clear about who we are, what God has done for us, and what he asks of
Identity is a difficult word, the representative
of the 7 different religious groups did decided in the common campaign to live what we
believe: like a mother, like a human, like a citizen, like a Catholic,
like a worker, like a believer. A consensus among the different
religious groups in a campaign to work together is itself of great
The declaration of the campaign listed: to
look first for the reasons for our problems in ourselves, to understand correctly
what we do, and act accordingly. See our mission directly,
and make it our starting point; pledge to act in the family, in
the church and in society like a member of that community should.
Not an easy thing to do. We have to understand who we are and realize how
precious we are and live in the way we know we should. Cardinal Kim who
was the ordinary of Seoul is quoted as saying: " It took him a life
time to have what his head knew descend to his heart." The effort will be
that of a martyr.
Each religious group will have
different resolutions that they will explore and carry out according to
their beliefs. The hope within the Church is that it will spread to all
the dioceses in the country.
The pastoral head of the Seoul
Parish Council reminds us of the sinking of the Sewol and how easy
it is to have all our problems sink like the ferry into the unknown. In order to change
the lack of trust in society we need to live according to the
will of God, which is living what we believe.