TWO TYPICAL SINFUL ATTITUDES1. All- consuming desire for profit2. Thirst for power, with the intention of imposing one’s will upon others
SPIRITUALITY OF SOCIALTRANSFORMATIONConversion and Social Transformation
CONVERSION We are pilgrims journeying toward the Kingdom of God The acknowledgment of sinfulness as the root cause of our social problems must lead to conversion and social transformation. The proclamation of the Kingdom of God is a call to a change of heart, metanoia, a profound transformation of one’s way of life so that it would be in accord with the Gospel. Conversion requires the renewal people’s relationships and their social structures.
SPIRITUALITY OF SOCIALTRANSFORMATIONFollowing Jesus- in- Mission
Conversion and social transformation- a life- long task, striving from the less perfect to the ever fuller life. Jesus- the model that we must pattern ourselves after- The Way, the Truth, and the Life His message of transformation and liberation in the Kingdom of God is concretized in His own life and death.
SPIRITUALITY OF SOCIALTRANSFORMATIONSome Characteristics of Following Jesus
SPIRITUALITY Our way of life Our radical living of what we preach1. Marked by an enduring and intimate commitment to Jesus, a love for Him that does not count the cost.2. Inspired by such preferential love3. Seeking of the Kingdom as the primary rule4. Hunger and thirst for justice5. A spirituality that shares Good News in the midst of deprivation, hope in situations of cynicism and pessimism6. A faith that listens to and heed God’s Word