Stany Tirkey SJ – Jesuit Conference of South Asia
God accompanies His chosen one in His Mission.
When I was told that I was to represent the Conference
of South Asia in the forthcoming meeting of Social Justice and Ecology in Rome,
in the context of challenging socio-political, social, cultural and religious
scenarios that are becoming ever more complex, I was nervous and asked whether
I was the right person. Yet, there was an inner strength that kept me confident
to recognize this occasion as an opportunity of grace. I felt it was an
occasion to express and represent the voices of my people and community, an
opportunity for me, being an indigenous person.
I listen to the companions in dialogue, I feel that I am not alone. Amidst the
diversity, we are one Body working together for the mission of the Lord who,
knowing all my limitations, has chosen me. I saw that the issues and the nature
of the challenges of the people are similar. Amidst all the struggles and
challenges, there is hope because my people and I are not alone. Unity in
struggles of my people and my own struggle are signs that God has never left me
alone; He is accompanying all those who are committed to His mission to
establish the Kingdom of justice, Peace, solidarity and reconciliation in each
one of our own contexts.