Our religion, our binding to God, does not make sense unless we begin with the idea that God rejoices over us.
By having his mother appear to St. Juan Diego, God showed how much he loved the indigenous people of the Americas. Even today, the Mexican people have a special mission to evangelize the Western Hemisphere.
Even when the Church appears guilty of grave sins, the mission is still valid because Jesus still saves.
Our divisions prevent us from preaching the Gospel.
The mission of our parish is to preach the Gospel. We must avoid the mistakes of the Jews of Jesus' time, who focused on maintenance rather than mission.
The mission of a parish is to preach the Gospel. Jesus gives us a crash course on how to do it. Our candidates and catechumens are how we know we are carrying out our mission.