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The Evangelical Use of Material Goods



Marist International Centre - Nairobi - Workshop

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The XXth General Chapter mandated the General Council to establish a plan of discernment covering the evangelical use of material goods (EUG) in the Institute, and to accompany its implementation in each Province (CL 48.5). The General Council appointed a commission to draw up the plan, and approved the latter in February in 2004. Since then, the plan is being implemented in the Provinces of the Institute.
The Marist International Centre, being an inter-provincial formation house, had no opportunity to be introduced to the plan. Thus the Formation team at MIC invited a member of the Commission of EUG to help us to learn about the plan of discernment for EUG. It goes without saying that the introduction of the plan during initial formation is the best way to have it applied later in communities. Brother Maurice Berquet, chairman of the commission of the EUG, accepted to animate the workshop on the subject from December 19 to 21, 2005. We are grateful to Brother Maurice and to the General Council, which made Brother Maurice available to run the workshop.

The workshop was really a gift for Christmas. We were reminded that our goods are to be used at the service of the Kingdom, that there is no Christian poverty if it does not originate from a passion for God, that detachment from goods is the following of the example of Jesus Christ, although he was rich, he became poor for our sake so that we should become rich through his poverty (2 Cor 8:9). Is this not the mystery of Christmas? Other values were pointed out, namely: trust in Providence, a lifestyle that is characterized by work, a simple lifestyle, solidarity with the poor, acting realistically in the use of our goods, family spirit, respect for creation, and the promotion of justice. We were introduced to the method used in the drawing up of the plan: see, judge, decide and evaluate.

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