“One way of seeing synodality as an ongoing process could be considering the parish, or even diocese having both inward and outward facing dimensions.
One facet is for our own sanctification. It involves the liturgies, sacraments, witness to each other, prayer, study accompanying our own sick and housebound, etc.
Then if we are not to be just a church club, we should be outward facing. So we need ecumenical cooperation in prayer and works, cooperation with secular organisations which (unknowingly) cooperate with the Spirit, public witness, and accompanying the needy of any or no religion.”