Monday, July 11, 2011

Focolare chief priest, Fr. Silvano Cola, says humanity's 'collective consciouness' has matured

This link explains how Focolare and Father Silvano say we must adopt a "new type of behavior" which fits our new modern collective consciousness. http://www.focolare.ie/General/BeingOneArchives/1992/Number01/04Silvano.htm


Father Cola (RIP)>>>>>>.....The considerations we will make may sound like a criticism of the past. However, they should not be regarded as negative. Obviously with time a new consciousness emerges and with it a new type of behaviour which automatically seems to deprecate former ways. My intention in this article is not to criticize the past. All that was done in the past was perhaps the best for those times, for those people, in that situation and for the collective consciousness of that historic moment. At present the collective consciousness of humanity seems to have matured, resulting in a new step forward. This requires a change in the way we read the Gospel .....

Focolare views traditional practices as a necessary crutch for rigid, old-fashioned people who aren't ready for the coming change....

......we preserve what is still useful to assist those who are unable to change their own ways of thinking and consequently unable to change their way of acting. At the same time we should allow for the possibility of something new, even if small, which is more adapted to the maturity of today's collective human consciousness.....


The late Father Silvano has a South Texas connection.....
http://www.southtexascatholic.com/display.asp?id=897


Sisters and brothers, as the Pope prepares for another Assissi prayer meeting, I think it is important for us to understand the Focolare. They were the spiritual architects for the first two meetings.

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