Something to think about | When a man feels condemned, his creativity and his power to love, his joy in life as well as his sense of wholeness are blocked. When that same man suddenly or gradually understands that he is not rejected or condemned but accepted and loved by another on whom he depends, he experiences the â€˜refreshment of a healing stream. Everything is changed. There is sunshine again, and song. He can be glad and spread his happiness. Now he can give and love. He is a new man, a new creation. Things which were impossible when he felt condemned are now possible. It was the mission of Christ to bring man to that reconciliation and rebirth. Those who grasp that message, or rather, those to whom this event happens, we call Christians.
Peter van Breeman, SJ