“Fortiora enim sunt ea quibus uniuntur fideles quam ea quibus dividuntur: sit in necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas.” Gaudium et Spes (GS) 92
For us who don’t read Latin well, here is the English for our meditation:
“For the bonds which unite the faithful are mightier than anything dividing them. Hence, let there be unity in what is necessary; freedom in what is unsettled, and charity in any case.” – GS 92
The bishops here were talking about the Church in the Modern World, and her relationship in dialogue with various aspects of human society, government, churches, and other human associations.
I was left thinking how eloquent that line is, when referred to human relationships. (Think about marriage!) Are not these the three-fold supports of a healthy realtionship: unity, freedom and charity?
To be united in freedom and charity to one another. “I have a dream…..” –Martin Luther King