Archive for January 2012

The Stone and the Sponge

In the Cursillo movement we use an analogy of a tripod. The three legs of that tripod are Piety, Study and Action. Last week I wrote about Piety. Today, I want to reflect on Study. The Study talk is meant to inspire us to get to know ourselves better, to come to understand God better;…

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Piety as an Ideal

Friends In Christ: In Cursillo and in the movements similar to Cursillo, like Walk to Emmaus or Via de Cristo, we learn about the importance of a true ideal. We learn that an ideal is the combination of ideas, hopes and preferences which attract a person and propel him/her forward to attain a goal. We…

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We Are Called

Friends In Christ: In today’s readings from Samuel 16:1-3 we read that the Lord chose David out of all of Jesse’s sons.One might ask whyDavid?Well, because that is whoGod wanted to choose. Do we take the time to really contemplate that he has also chosen us? That’s right, he has chosen us. This past Saturday…

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A Church Full of Sinners

The first talk written for Cursillo was the Study and Evangelization of Environments. On a Cursillo weekend it is the first talk on the third day. Environments asused in Cursillo or the other similar movements refers to “the combination of ideas and circumstances which are sustained by the persons who surround us.” In that talk…

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Most Holy Name of Jesus

Friends In Christ: Today, January 3rd, Roman Catholics celebrate the feast of The Most Holy Name Jesus. Many other Christian denominations also celebrate this feast early in the month of January. It is celebrated soon after Christmas because of its association with Christ’s circumcision which took place on the eighth day. Let’s take a look…

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