Ralph Middlecamp of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has identified 5 elements that will help us to look at how we proceed in the challenging environment of serving those who are poor and bringing charity and justice to the public sphere.
- Build Relationships and Consensus
(engage in dialog on the big issues of the day)
- Go to the Source
(go and experience in order to understand)
- Organize with Subsidiarity in Structure
(at the lowest level possible, where the people are)
- Have Courage to Advocate and Act
(stand for faith and justice, risking reputation and friendships)
- Accept Disappointments
(see God’s providence even when things don’t go as you planned)
Great! Good to know we have such a site on Vincentians family.