The prophet Jeremiah said long ago: «The human heart is complicated and sick» (Jr 17: 9). What would he say today with humanity and the world facing so many threats? Yes, Humanity is sick and needs conversion. We need conversion. All of us. Together with a group of motivated lay people, it seemed to me urgent to launch a movement of prayer and renewed commitment to faith for the healing of the human heart and humanity. An international oecumenical movement bringing together Christians from various denominations.
In the belief that only the Lord can save us from the abyss and give us hope again, we have entitled this movement «Maranatha» («Come Lord», in Aramaic, the language of Jesus), inspiring ourselves from the penultimate verse in the Bible: «Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!» (Rev 22:20)
To support this approach, we propose this prayer booklet “The heart of the Gospel” specially designed with this in mind.
Bishop A.-J. Léonard,
Archbishop of Malines-Bruxelles