After the Mass of the Holy Spirit yesterday our assembly has settled into a slower and quieter pace for listening to the movement of the Spirit as we move into the period of election to leadership in the Institute. This is a profoundly important time in the General Congregation. We are deeply aware of the prayers of the wider IBVM community as well as co-workers, Associates, friends and family.
Today our faith-sharing focused on the parable of the sower from Luke 8:4-15. We reflected on the significance of seeds landing in rocky soil, thorny soil or good rich soil. As we pondered the way that this Gospel is speaking to us, it was clear that the life struggle to be transformed by the Word is often a mystery. The transformation is not one and done. We are constantly sorting out and praying about how to persevere in the Word so that we might “embrace it with a generous and good heart…and bear fruit. “Together with the fire of the Holy Spirit we aim to persevere and become a beacon of hope for all God’s people.
So, as the days of discernment and election continues, we depend on your prayers. The slide reflection depict our weeks and days leading up to these quieter days of prayer. We are praying for the grace to be of one voice and one people living in God’s grace that will ultimately bear good fruit and a mighty light for our world. God grant us this reality.
(The song: One Voice by the Wallin’Jennys accompany the slides.)