“The Lord, our God, who deserves all the love in the world, performs a work among us: a new work, a new way. This way is real and as time goes by I feel it more concrete inside my heart. It is something new, it is something wonderful. I feel it like God wanting to offer the world one more manifestation of his creating power”
(New Work Written)
Each time, the Holy Spirit grants necessary graces to the Church for answering the contemporary challenges. Charisma is one of these divine gifts poured upon the Church to renew it and update the way of living according to the Gospel. Thus, the Charisma Shalom, which was blossomed from Moysés Azevedo’s heart during the meeting with the Pope John Paul II in 1982, was manifested to the world. God convoked persons to assume this grace in their life, giving them a specific vocation called Shalom.
The way of living Shalom Vocation into the Community’s heart is based in the experience with Jesus Christ, the Resin One Who went through the Cross, as narrated in the Gospel of John.
“In the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you’ (John 20, 19), which means, Shalom. In Jesus, this greeting is a real communication of Peace, a wish that suggests all sorts of spiritual and material blessings, the perfect happiness, which the Messiah brings to us. It is finally the proclamation and offering of full salvation” (Statutes of Shalom Community).
Jesus is God’s Shalom to the world, the true and unique Peace that the humanity can have. As the disciples of Christ were sent by him, in that occasion, to implant the Peace into the humans’ heart and the vocations are called to announce it with their life and testimony. “To be Shalom” means, through the Holy Spirit’s power, to be disciple and minister of Peace and take Christ to those waiting for him.
For those, who were called to respond to the Vocation, God conceives the way of Contemplation, Unit and Evangelization.
From the Contemplation of the Resurrected, which blows upon the disciples, springs the Evangelization strength. Thus, the inspired Community undertakes efforts to announce the same and unique Gospel from Our Lord Jesus Christ with effectiveness, boldness and creativity. To live the Vocation is still necessary to dive into the charity spirit according to the form of the first Christian communities, reflecting the Unit of the communion beloved by the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.