The concept of Reparation
is so vast that it often touches
sectors of society more accessible
to lay persons than to religious.
It is in this sense that Vatican 11
Christian lay people
in areas such as politics,
culture, the family, the economy etc.
so as to reinstate
a more just society,
especially in places where the poor
are exploited or marginalised.
In order to become involved
in such a mission
we have as our model
the person of Mary,
who chose to be poor, (Luke 1:39)
and lived among
the poor in simplicity,
“without pomp and noise"
but also without fear of risk.
This kind of life-style could transform
the mentality of our modern world
and where the rich become richer
and the poor poorer.