It's time to wait in hope in our creative God, who in God's own time will bring us home to where we religious really belong: the new frontiers that offer hope and fresh possibility for the ever new manifestations of God's reign on earth. Homecoming, too, is what humanity today yearns for. Even the rich and powerful, who thrive on violent consumerism and aggressive competition, are not at peace with themselves nor with the world. The violent way is a pathway to nihilism, for rich and poor alike. The shalom of God calls us home to where we truly belong, in relation to self, others, and our creative universe. It is that homecoming more than anything else that must engage the vowed liminars of the future; to choose otherwise puts the liminal witness itself in perdition.

Diarmuid O'Murchu, Poverty, Celibacy, and Obedience