Faced with this distressing reality, Father Sosa emphasised that, even though we live under uncertainty, the Society of Jesus must not delay in seeking what specific contributions it can make to respond to certain emergencies, of course, but even more so to confront the causes of injustice and to imagine paths of structural transformation. Can we help to transform relationships between people, with nature and with God? Our response to this question, the General states, must be rooted in the framework proposed by the UAPs. The spirit of discernment that characterises them must help us to identify the signs of the times, the signs of the Spirit. The UAPs can strengthen our unity; the path they propose will allow the seeds sown on the ground by Father Nicolás to bear much fruit.
Father Sosa then focused at length on the meaning of the Ignatian Year 2021-2022: he sees it as an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the UAPs. The theme of conversion is central and, in the context of the pandemic, we can see the Ignatian Year as an opportunity to accelerate our movement on the path of reconciliation and justice for all humanity.
During this year, there will be activities for large audiences, other activities more relevant for our companions in mission, and occasions more specifically dedicated to Jesuits that will aim to strengthen our familiarity with God and to learn more and more to see God in all things, in Christ.