Why the one intention?
ONE SPECIFIC INTENTION AS THE SIGN OF UNITY
- One intention is a clear signpost to unite us in order not to lose sight of the essence and desire to act in response to the guidelines from Our Lady.
WE FIGHT IN ONE INTENTION
- We are in great numbers in Poland and abroad. Analogous to a big army there is the necessity for a one concrete and coherent order.
- One specific intention as a sign of unity. If one wants everything then one can lose everything. What is important is that one intention is to be the clear signpost to unite us in order not to lose sight of the essence if we desire to act effectively in response to the guidelines from Our Lady.
- Since there are great numbers of people in Poland and abroad, in order for us to unite the common denominator can not be characterized by multiplicity. Therefore, just as for a large army, one specific and coherent command is necessary.
“Above all, you must pray for the whole people: that is, for the whole body, for every part of your mother the Church, whose distinguishing feature is mutual love. If you ask for something for yourself then you will be praying for yourself only – and you must remember that more grace comes to one who prays for others than to any ordinary sinner. If each person prays for all people, then all people are effectively praying for each. In conclusion, if you ask for something for yourself alone, you will be the only one asking for it; but if you ask for benefits for all, all in their turn will be asking for them for you. For you are in fact one of the “all.” Thus it is a great reward, as each person’s prayers acquire the weight of the prayers of everyone. There is nothing presumptuous about thinking like this: on the contrary, it is a sign of greater humility and more abundant fruitfulness.” . – z from the Treatise of Saint Ambrose, Bishop, About Cain and Abel (Lib. 1,9,34-39 CSEL 32, 369. 371-372)