Lay Director Sisters and Brothers in our Jesus:
From the Gospel of John 16:31b-33a “…Do you believe now? Behold, the hour is coming and has arrived when each of you will be scattered to his (her) own home and you will leave me alone. But I AM not alone, because the Father is with Me. I have told you this so that you might have peace in Me.” and John 14:26-27 “The Advocate, the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in My name – He will teach you everything and remind you of all that (I) told you. Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.”
We share uncertainties, yet we share Jesus. We may have a bit of trepidation or even fear; still we have the Holy Spirit. We may suffer loss or witness friends being afflicted, but the Father reigns. All of this is before us, in the fog of the current pandemic, and it penetrates the spirit like a cold shroud in the dark. It is okay to visit this place, but do not dwell there, because you are His adopted and paid for children. This is the time to reach out in the very best ways you can. Cursillo sisters and brothers have the same heart of Jesus and Mary that you possess. Share this heart … share your heart, “a decade of the Rosary a day” for not just the Cursillo, but also for all that is before us that we don’t yet know … but the Father knows. Jesus gives peace – accept the gift.
Now business –The Spanish Men’s 282, Spanish Lady’s 283 and English Lady’s 284 have been postponed. All should be rescheduled for the Fall and the hope is that the Teams can carry forward with as many members as can make the rescheduling. I am lovingly touched with gratitude and excitement for the blessings of the English Men’s 281. This was the last event at Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center, before the “shut down” … a great Body of Christ Team and 17 Candidates lived a grace-filled, Spirit-inspired 3 Days. My personal thought is that the Lord is telling us to go, grow and thrive through this challenge as there is much for us to do when “normal” is set loose.
Prayers please for the Secretariat, (we are meeting using ZOOM) there are multiple challenges and questions to be addressed. There are three positions coming open at the end of July – Lay Director (me), School of Leaders (Karen & John Bonen) and Facilities (Amy & Phil Hoffman), if you feel called to serve – pray and share and let us know.
Easter is coming … embrace your life, embrace your salvation; embrace your Savior!