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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Let us ask for apostolic courage

#138. "We are inspired to act by the example of all those priests, religious, and laity who devote themselves to proclamation and to serving others with great fidelity, often at the risk of their lives and certainly at the cost of their comfort....the Church needs passionate missionaries, enthusiastic about sharing true life....

#139. Let us ask the Lord for the grace not to hesitate when the Spirit calls us to take a step forward. Let us ask for the apostolic courage to share the Gospel with others and to stop trying to make our Christian life a museum of memories. In every situation, may the Holy Spirit cause us to contemplate history in the light of the risen Jesus. In this way, the Church will not stand still, but constantly welcome the Lord's surprises."

This seems to go with our Call from the 2016 Chapter to "set sail" and seek new frontiers. One of the questions asked at the beginning of the retreat which is still with me is: "Where is my prayer frontier?" Someone shared this at table today:"If we take the word margin, remove the r, put an i at the beginning and an e at the end, we have "imagine" and the imagination has no limits. I liked this.

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