Cursillo / Kairos

Judas Regrets But Peter Repents

This past weekend I had the opportunity to participate on the team for a men’s three day Christian retreat known as Cursillo. Nineteen men attended this experience as candidates. Each man came to the weekend with their own unique past. When they arrived Thursday night some men were walking a closer walk with the Lord…

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The Battle Plan

Are you prepared to respond to God’s call to work for His Kingdom? Are you prepared to change the environments in which you live for Christ? If you answered yes to these two questions, do you have a plan to direct and guide your efforts? May I suggest that you need to have more than…

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Circumcised Only?

At some point during childhood kids often form little clubs. Boys form boys clubs to keep the girls out because “girls aren’t strong enough” and girls form girls clubs to keep the boys out because “boys have cooties.” Teens often form cliques. Many times these cliques can become a source of hurtfulness. Kids who want…

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Christ Is Counting On You

During Cursillo, and I believe also during Walk to Emmaus, Via De Cristo or other weekends like these, the candidates receive a cross and written on the back side of the cross are the words “Christ is Counting On You”. On each of our Cursillo or similar weekends the cross was given to us with…

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The Three Encounters

On a Cursillo 3 day experience and the other similar 3 day experiences, we are led by daily meditations and talks to havethree uniqueencounters, one each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I would suggest that we should be having these same encounters now during Lent. Whether or not you have made a Cursillo or similar…

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Authentic Ideal

Do you have an ideal that drives your decisions in life? Is your ideal to give all of your heart to God? Before we tackle this subject matter, lets take a look at who makes up the readers of this email. As readers of this weekly email who are you? I can say this, you…

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Love

Today this email is reaching nearly a thousand more people than just a week ago. I want to welcome all of my new readers. God put the ministry of these 4th Day Letters on my heart as a way to inspire and motivate Christian leaders into action in a world that is sorely yearning for…

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Superbowl Victory: Apostolic Action

Millions of people watched the Superbowl on Sunday but I am pleased to report that even more peopleattended church worldwide that same day. However, the sad news is that many people spent more time preparing for their Superbowl party than they did praying or preparing for Church service on Sunday. Yes the New York Giants…

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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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