This is the Church, the vineyard of the Lord, the fertile Mother and caring Teacher, not afraid to roll up her sleeves to pour oil and wine on people’s wound; who doesn’t see humanity as a house of glass to judge or categorize people.
This is the Church, One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic and composed of sinners, needful of God’s mercy.
This is the Church, the true bride of Christ, who seeks to be faithful to her spouse and to her doctrine.
It is the Church that is not afraid to eat and drink with prostitutes and publicans.
The Church that has the doors wide open to receive the needy, the penitent, and not only the just or those who believe they are perfect!
The Church that is not ashamed of the fallen brother and pretends not to see him, but on the contrary feels involved and almost obliged to lift him up and to encourage him to take up the journey again and accompany him toward a definitive encounter with her Spouse, in the heavenly Jerusalem.
[We are the Church.] May the Lord accompany us, and guide us in this journey for the glory of His Name.