Thursday, May 03, 2012
I'm in a place that I've never been. I am not a leader, but a true follower, but now here I am; leading a group of men and women who are striving to become Third Order Franciscans. I will not ask 'Why me?' I refuse to ask. I will ask Him 'How', though. How do I bring the best spirit of Francis to the group? How do I keep it fresh? We are going backward in time, into somewhat, for us, uncharted territory. This coming Monday will be our first meeting and I'm not prepared. The members are committed to following the old Roman Breviary instead of the Liturgy of the Hours. We don't really have one! My copy, purchased on E-Bay is still in the mail. A reproduction of the original is $295.00. We've decided to, when called for during the meeting, when praying the Our Father and the Hail Mary to recite them in Latin. I will learn them both in the tongue of the Church. Lord, You've given me a full plate, and I hope to fulfill Your every wish. I know this is You, Lord, working in and through me. The Lord draws all men to Him! I can feel you drawing me to you through these difficult challenges you put before me. How can I resist this life, Lord? I would be worthless if I did.