Pope Francis' words at the Mass for the feast of Corpus Domini indicate the source of every authentic ecclesial journey.
By Andrea Tornielli
“If wonder and adoration are lacking, there is no road that leads to the Lord. Nor will there be the synod, nothing...” A phrase added off-the-cuff in the homily of the Mass for the feast of Corpus Domini says a lot about how the Pope sees the “process” to be launched for the next synod and for the synodal journeys already underway. And it says everything about the source of any authentic ecclesial journey. Because, as Pope Francis said in the same homily, “We need to break out of our tiny self-enclosed space and enter the large room, the vast expanse of wonder and adoration. That is what we really need! It is what is missing in the many movements we create to meet and reflect together on our pastoral outreach.”