The world lives in the midst of uncertainty and chaos. Financial systems undergo severe poundings, devastating national and regional economies. Unemployment expands, uncontained, leaving a trail of misery and frustration. National political systems are questioned for their indifference and inability to attend to the necessities of common people. Crime disturbs and unsettles rich and poor countries alike. Terrorism threatens to unleash apocalyptic events capable of destroying contemporary civilization. Shreds of ideology coexist anarchically, depositing the magic key for solving the problems of our epoch in the hatred of classes or religions, individual selfishness, xenophobia, populism or authoritarianism. Natural resources are devastated, families are disintegrated, media responds to political interests and becomes a means for propaganda and social control. Greed and irresponsibility settle themselves at the top of large business, while a technocratic elite reserves for itself the right to conduct countries and regions with materialist and utilitarian criteria blind to the complexity of the needs, rights and claims derived from human nature.
Our challenge is to abate chaos. Our challenge is to offer the alternative of liberty, prosperity and justice. Our challenge is to reflect on human nature and the purpose of our lives. Our challenge is to promote the development of communities, countries, regions and the whole world, emanating from the fulfillment of each person and family. Our challenge is to make a gigantic change in the mentality of modern society, leading individuals to modifications deep down inside themselves, in their minds and hearts, which will change political, economic and social structures. These changes will foster liberty and responsibility, justice and fairness, education and formation, sciences and humanities, solidarity and subsidiarity, material prosperity and spiritual growth, public and national security, cultural identity and global exchange. It is necessary to globalize mercy, justice and peace.