Amoris Laetitia 141: Dialogue With Substance

amoris laetitia memeToday, the sixth and last section under the heading of “dialogue.” I don’t think Pope Francis is calling for a conversation of theological stuff:

141. Finally, let us acknowledge that for a worthwhile dialogue we have to have something to say. This can only be the fruit of an interior richness nourished by reading, personal reflection, prayer and openness to the world around us. Otherwise, conversations become boring and trivial. When neither of the spouses works at this, and has little real contact with other people, family life becomes stifling and dialogue impoverished.

One example that comes to mind is a basic question: Where did you encounter God in your day today? The Marriage Encounter method is often good: have journals and penciles at hand to write out theresponse to this question (or another question). Then exchange journals and share. Then enter the dialogue.

Don’t forget to check Amoris Laetitia is online here.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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