Growing in Relationships
Salesian Spirituality is profoundly relational; it recognizes that spiritual progress comes in and through relationships. It is in the way human persons love one another that Jesus can be seen walking the face of the earth again.
The way a person is with others is crucial to the art of letting Jesus live. In human relationships one seeks to awaken in others an awareness of their divine dignity by the respect and reverence one demonstrates for their persons, their individuality, and their liberty.
St. Francis and St. Jane demonstrated the beauty of this in their own relationship, which was built on their mutual love for God. In the Salesian tradition such friendships are valued as a gift from God. Already in love with God, the friends grow in love for each other and express this love in generous and creative service to the community and to the world.