Like the Word Incarnate,the Marianists strive to be at one with the people of our time
and to share their joy and hope,
their grief and anguish.
However, we remember the Word's warning
to remain vigilant
so that the norms, customs,
and habits of the world
will not tarnish or weaken
the power of his word.
This concern to be faithful witnesses
is particularly needful for a community
which wishes to bring to the world
the liberation of Jesus Christ.
The more attentive our watchfulness, the greater our apostolic boldness.