DAY 8. First-hand stories. Taste and see the wonders of the Lord
After searching for our strengths and weaknesses in CLC, we started the day with a very powerful text by Marianne Williamson used by Nelson Mandela during his investiture: “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
We were asked to complete a phrase: As a CLC community, we are called to…and an abundance of ideas came through all our groups. We are called to be contemplative in action, to go beyond ourselves, share our Ignitian spirituality and its tools to reveal God’s beauty in our daily lives…
The feeling under the tent was joy, hope and enlightenment. We were called to different things but yet not so different.
We walked behind the ExCo members, who held the fruits of our discernment process, to offer them to the Virgin Mary. It was a moment of wonderful harmony. The future of CLC now is in our hands and in the hands of God.
And this song we were singing keeps resonating in my heart: “Taste and see the wonders of the Lord.”
Inji Fayez (CLC Egypt)