Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Guide You to the Truth

Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter
He made from one the whole human race to dwell on the entire surface of the earth, and he fixed the ordered seasons and the boundaries of their regions, so that people might seek God, even perhaps grope for him and find him, though indeed he is not far from any one of us. Acts 17:26-27
But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth.  John 16:13A

“…[W]hether slaves or free, we are all one in Christ (Gal. 3:28) and bear in equal burden of service in the army of the same Lord. For with God there is no respect of persons (Rom. 2:11). Only for one reason are we preferred in His sight: if we be found better than others in good works and humility. Therefore let the Abbess show equal love to all and impose the same discipline on all according to their deserts.  Rule of St. Benedict (May 13, 2015 excerpt)
God overlooks our times of ignorance and seeks a way and a time to guide us to the truth.  Jesus was the guide for the original disciples.  Paul became the guide for the Greeks. 
Seeking God is no easy task.  Paul explains that the seekers even grope for him because we might be reaching out from our darkness.
“The person who prays for the presence of God is, ironically, already in the presence of God.  The person who seeks God has already found God to some extent.”  We are already counted among God’s own despite our ignorance and distractions. 
Who is your guide?  Whom are you guiding?
At the very core of the Cursillo and Catholic tradition is the fact that we do not journey alone.  The Benedictine tradition stresses living in community with a leader (abbot or abbess) as your guide.  Jesus sent the disciples out two-by-two.  The Cursillo method stresses group support and community support.  If you are not part of an active group – even if just a group of two – what steps can you take to find a companion on your journey?

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