ABOUT POPE FRANCIS” BOOK, “LET US DREAM”
Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future, is a short easy-to-read book based on conversations Pope Francis had with papal biographer Austen Ivereigh. Francis frames his invitation to “Let Us Dream” with a three-step process, “See, Judge, and Act.” He challenges us to first truly come to see the reality around us, most particularly, those on the margins. From there, we move through a process of discernment (judging) that moves us to a point of conversion that compels us to a particular course of action. He suggests that this threefold process is a prescript for these times as we hopefully move past the pandemic. He calls it a Noah Moment, when through the dynamics of SEEING, JUDGING, and then ACTING, we can build a new ark that can rescue creation as we climb aboard.
The following links provide more background about this amazing little book:
An overview article of Let Us Dream from US Catholic:
A FINAL NOTE
Let us Dream builds upon Francis’ earlier encyclical Fratelli Tulli (On Fraternity and Social Friendship), released in Assisi on the Feast Day of St. Francis, October 3, 2020. It is there where Francis first invites us “to dream” how we might dispel the dark clouds around us. Participants in Pax Christi Florida’s gathering at Chinsegut may want to review that encyclical as they prepare to gather.
Here’s a stimulating and creative short video on Fratelli Tulli (5 min):
You can download and read the full text of the encyclical here: https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20201003_enciclica-fratelli-tutti.html