How time flies…..
It has been two months since we said farewell to our friends and teammates at the Clausura of Cursillo #137 but the fire of the Holy Spirit still burns brightly within me. When I drove away from our Cursillo weekend, I felt a warm glow and a feeling of love from many dear friends that were total strangers just 3 days before. I felt a tinge of sadness that it could be a long time before we would be able to get together again. But the lesson of Cursillo is that Cursillo is not just a weekend, it is a way of life.
We spent 3 Spirit-filled days together, full of surprises, full of love and for most, I am sure, a new or enhanced relationship with our Precious Lord and Savior who is always alive within us.
Remember our scripture 1 Corinthians 3:16: “Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and God’s Spirit dwells in you?” You are God’s Sanctuary. Listen to what Jesus is saying to you.
If you have not yet found a Cursillo group, then call your sponsor or someone near you and start one. Look at the Ultreyas scheduled in this notice and go to one. See who is there who is also looking for a group. If there is no Ultreya near you then it is your calling to start one in your parish and invite other nearby parishes to join you. Advent is the season of new beginnings.
Lives were touched on those precious three days at DaySpring. Now is the time to reach out again and re-kindle the love that we share.
You were chosen by Christ to be in His Company during His weekend. He called you because He wanted you and He loves you. He wants you to be Holy, so that you may help Him to bring about the sanctification of other souls. Don’t be apprehensive or hesitant. Jesus is your God. The Holy Spirit lives within you. Let the joy of this Yuletide season overflow with the love and unity of our fellow Cursillistas. Make it your priority to each out to someone from weekend #137 today just to say hello and that you remember them in your heart.
ULTREYA, Jack Overton,
Rector #137 & 3 Day Weekend Chair