Don't be afraid to speak boldly

The first full week of the Synod has come to and end, we have listened to 180 interventions from the “Synod Fathers” and 80 “Free interventions” as well as today 15 from “auditors and seven from the delegates from other Churches. We went into our language groups this afternoon, basically for introductions and to elect a Moderator for the Group and a “relator”…...which unfortunately is me. I think the real work of the Synod now begins already there have been disagreements and some hard line comments made. It has been amazing and fascinating to hear how freely everyone spoke in the presence of Pope Francis, because he told people to speak boldly and not to be afraid. We need a lot of prayer for the work of the small groups as we debate and discuss he issues.

With every blessing

+John