A New Way of Humanising the World
7.1 The Challenge of Witnessing Beyond in Concrete today – the case of Organizations and Corporates Dietrich Bonheoffer in his Letters and Papers from Prison wrote, “We are chal- lenged to participate in the sufferings of God in the hands of a godless world, without attempting to gloss over the ungodliness with a veneer of religious act which makes a Christian what he is, but participation in the suffering of God in the life of the World.”158 The Corporate and business world are part and parcel of this milieu of God that challenges to “a participation in the sufferings of God in the life of the World.” It seems to this writer that part of the way of participating in the ‘suffering of God in the life of the World’ is by the way of ‘working with others for others’ – ‘Business.’ This is for the facts that in the world of business people work together, integrating and enhancing one another through their talents and acumens – the consequence being that of making and creating a better world for humans inte- grally and adequately considered. The same good gesture applies to the social and charity organizations. But the question remains how these ‘corporate bodies’ turn around their ‘active’ way of life into a kind of ‘contemplative’ way of life – that is to say, ‘into a form of prayer’ and witnessing beyond in au courant with our foregoing discussion here? Can the corporate world in any way be reconcilable with ‘lex contempletiva and...
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