Clearly a big challenge for Christianity is how to remain in contact with the millions of people who look for God but do not come to Church.
This evening I wish to suggest that we Christians should accompany people on their pilgrimages. Specifically we should travel with people as they search for the good, the true and the beautiful.
Despite all the lunacy of the last century, all the absurdity of war and genocide, we believe that humans being are rational and are made to seek the truth.
Claiming that you have got the truth wrapped up does breed violence and intolerance.
The next challenge for Christianity is to remind Europeans that we are called to seek the truth.
Our society has lost confidence in the power of reason, except perhaps scientific reason.
The medieval Church believed that the resurrection of Christ marked a new time for all of humanity.
One of our deepest needs is to be at home.
I believe that his death and resurrection transformed humanity's relationship with God.
The trouble is that after nine years as a Jack of all trades and Master of the Dominican Order, I have no expertise on anything except airports and exotic foods.
Christians can bring peace to multi-religious Europe because we are able to understand the role of faith in the lives of other believers better than atheists.
Most religions live from a narrative that shapes their relationship with the divine other, God or the gods, and with the human other, the stranger.
I believe that my own Christian faith does indeed make universal claims.
The unutterable violence of the Holocaust shook our confidence in the possibility of telling any story of faith at all.
All the Abrahamic faiths are marked by violence.