In my post about Taizé I mentioned a group about New Solidarity which I joined during my stay. For this group I wrote a personal contribution (the brother asked us to do that). I want to share this contribution with you:
Solidarity means to keep action on our fellow men. It means to see the problems of others and find a way to help. It means to respect the nature and don’t pollute it. BUt it also means to don forget yourself!
I’ve choosen the second proposal: Committing ourselves to reconciliation.
In our workshop and the preparing groups we talked and disussed a lot about prejudices and stereotypes. It was very interesting because there are a lot of different prejudices from different nationalities (luckily we weren’t only people from Germany). I learned a lot during this group and I have still much to think about. Of course I knew before that prejudices aren’t true (but sometimes there are). But through this group I began to think more about my own prejudices when I see other people. And I started to stop having prejudices.
Now, after my week in Taizé, I go with a big smile through the world. Because I experienced so much peace with open-minded people there and I had some interesting talks. But I also have still much to think about. And so I started to be relaxed and happy. To enjoy my life, be friendly and kind to everyone (as a try to be part of the salt of the earth)
Because everybody deserves peace and kindness!