Bernardo M. Villegas
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Rebalancing Strategy
published: Mar 31, 2017

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The Centrality of Jesus Christ (Part 1)
           In a pastoral letter dated February 14, 2017, the Prelate Opus Dei, Very Rev. Msgr. Fernando Ocariz, mapped out what we can call in organizational parlance the strategic plan of the Prelature of Opus Dei for the next eight years.  As in any strategic planning document covering a relatively long period of time, the Prelate reminds all of us what we can call the mission-vision statement of Opus Dei.  At the very core of this mission is to proclaim the Person of Jesus Christ to the whole world.  To quote from the Letter, “In first place is the centrality of the Person of Jesus Christ, whom we want to get to know, deal with, and love.  Putting Jesus at the center of our life means deepening in our contemplative prayer in the middle of the world, and helping others to travel along paths of contemplation.”  As we move towards the culmination of the Lenten Season which reminds the whole world of the supreme sacrifice of the God-Man Jesus Christ who gave up His life for the redemption of mankind, it is appropriate for us to reflect on what it means to put Christ at the center of lives.