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“Let us shape our fellowship and the various structures of our communal life for a people who are called to be the dawning of God’s new World.” Photo: Creative Travel

I tell you, look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting.

—John 4:35

Jesus said these words in the context of his encounter with a Samaritan woman. To his followers this was shocking. She was incompatible with their understanding of the fellowship of the Messiah; she was not fit: not by religion, not by ancestry and not by morality. But he, prophetically looking through the lens of this improbable relationship, saw a multitude of people made whole, reconciled, and, as a family, living the life of the World to Come.

Read Abp Mark MacDonald's article at, here