As we enter the New Year of our Lord 2019, looking both forward and backwards from the present moment, I’d like to take a minute to reflect on my personal Cursillo Journey.
To put it plainly, I am having an absolute blast chairing the School of Leaders! Since I was a kid, I have always wanted to be a sincere, authentic, child of God. I had a hard time following the fad or fashion of the day, unless it was sincere. I could not enjoy a friendship unless it was authentic. And I could not imagine my life without the love of God to guide me, to inspire me, to admonish me, to drive me forward, and to rein me in from time to time.
The School of Leaders allows me to be that sincere, authentic, child of God. Like an Olympic skier visualizing theturns and gates, before strapping on his skis, I have spent my life “internalizing” this opportunity to offer my witness, my voice, my heart, and to open my eyes and my ears in this service for Christ and His Church. My goal is to make the School of Leaders a welcoming place where all Cursillistas can offer up their sincere, authentic selves as children of God, to lead their environments to Christ.
Our School of Leaders is on vacation during Formation, but we will meet again, after the 2019 Weekends, on April 9, 2019, at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center of St. Joseph’s Parish in Freeburg, IL. Please join your fellow Leaders! Happy New Year on your Journey!
Romans 1: 12: “What I mean is that both you and I will be helped at the same time, you by my faith and I by yours.”
De Colores and Peace! John I Schaberg