I hope you will agree with me that: In this time of profound encounter and dialogue we offer the invitation to journey together, creating spaces for everyone so that we may live unity-in-diversity. While: Catholics must experience the synod, must do synod; conversation in the Spirit is a new way of being Church, so enlarge the space of your tent. Whereas: The synod mothers ask for a kenotic de-centering since listening and dialogue inspire decision-making processes in an authentically synodal manner. Therefore: The lived experience that has been shared through a listening Church respects the protagonism of the Spirit in God’s surprises. Well, those are the last sixteen entries for the World Cup of Synod Jargon, tastefully arranged into four groups. We shall give the final results here (quarter-finals through to final) when we have them.
a new way of being Church 74.9 -v- respects the protagonism of the Spirit 25.1
a kenotic de-centering 59.3 -v- a listening Church 40.7
THIRD PLACE PLAYOFF
respects the protagonism of the Spirit 49
a listening Church 51
BRONZE medal for "a listening Church"
a new way of being Church 51.1 -v- a kenotic de-centering 48.9
GOLD medal for "a new way of being Church" and SILVER for "a kenotic de-centering".