Mettinger Katholieken in less than 500 words Version: September 27, 2017
Open to the descendants of August Brenninkmeijer (the A of C&A) and their spouses and citizens of Mettingen, Germany who want to be “a force for good”.
Gospel of Luke 3:10
“What should we do then?” the crowd asked. John (the Baptist) answered: “If you have two coats, give one away.” We have two coats. We can give one away or … we can sell two, buy three, give one away, sell two, buy three, give one away, sell two, buy three, give one away….repeat.
Simple. Humble. Joyous. Fun.
If you are blessed with having inherited a significant ‘garden’, you can enjoy and share its fruits whilst letting it grow and flourish. You can pass on a larger, more bountiful ‘garden’ to the next generations.
In practice: We “tithe”; we give away 10% of our income (preferably to a Catholic organization).
“The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone,” pope Francis told worshipers at Mass. “‘Father, even the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone! We must meet one another doing good. ‘But I don’t believe, Father, I am an atheist!’ But do good: we will meet one another there.” Pope John Paul II: “Fides et Ratio”
“Samen familie zijn” in a circle of trust
We form a circle of trust: Sharing insights, doubts and the secret recipes of making money. We are together in “Unitas” but think and act independently; speedboats not a supertanker.
Meeting once a year or once every two years in Mettingen for those who wish.
De wonderen zijn de wereld nog niet uit. The more you give, the more you get.
Nun verdrieget jug
Raadsman: Father Pieter Zimmermann
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