In response, Fr. Sosa offered the message that has become the theme of his Central American visitation: hope. “The Society of Jesus expects you to be open to dreams”, he told them, “and to have faith that those dreams can be fulfilled.” He asked for a “Holy Boldness” especially as we deal with the need for reconciliation in societies that have been deeply fractured by economic injustice, violence, racism, and anything else that might pull us apart from each other or away from God or God’s creation. In addressing their fear of being able to continue the work, he reminded them of three fundamental elements for the work of the Society: discernment, collaboration and networking. – In those three, we can realize the ministries of which we dream.
It was that same message that Fr. General would carry into his meetings with his Jesuit brothers as he spoke of the state of the Universal Society, the restructuring of the Provinces, and the hope that the Society would increase its collaboration with lay partners in the mission. On the later, Fr. General stressed that Jesuits need to first, “accept that the mission is shared, and that we (the Jesuits) are also collaborators” and secondly to humbly recognize, “that we are not the owners of the company, that we do not become Jesuits to be heads of works but to serve.”