Synodality is when we understood that
God wants us united in diversity;
we are side by side on the same road;
we don’t kick anybody out just because we disagree.
when we listen with an open mind and an open heart,
when we condemn our prejudice rather than other people,
when we react to critics gratefully instead of angrily.
when we speak with courage, freedom and love,
when we honestly say what needs to be said,
when we patiently explain our idea again and again,
when we wisely discern between good and evil,
when we courageously search peace with our enemy,
when we fully forgive our nastiest offender,
when we stay calm where panic reigns,
when no cry dies in your throat before it has been heard;
when no foolish idea stays alive for long;
when different opinions are enrichment, not threat;
when other cultures are brothers, not enemies.
When truth grows while foolishness shrinks.
When foolishness no longer overgrows truth.
When arrogance becomes pride, and pride becomes gratefulness.
When useless ideas don’t hide the important ones.
When long-term issues don’t lock urgent decisions.
When we show who we are, not who we want to be.
When we write history as it was, not as we want it to be.
When we love others as they are, not as we want them to be.
When we forgive our mistakes instead of forgetting them.
When we stay on the way of truth
because our knowledge is limited
because our justice is influenced by prejudice
because our dreams are just dreams
When we find our unity without giving up our diversity.
When we live sustainably without leaving burned earth to our children