Being holy means being yourself. “Gaudete Et Exsultate” “Rejoice and Be Glad”. Pope Francis
Around 35 formators, local community, and ministry coordinators of Patna Province gathered in Mokama for the annual leadership meeting on July 27-28, 2018. Rev. Joy Francis, OCD, the resource person guided the group on “human formation”. With excellent input, interactive sessions and fun times the group was enriched to shoulder the local leadership with a fresh start once again.
Human beings are four-dimensional being: Body, mind, heart, and spirit. These dimensions represent the basic needs and motivations of all people; namely to live (survival), to love (relationships), to learn (growth and development), and to leave a legacy (meaning and contribution).
Personal evolution is a process of forming a self that is powerful enough to be “in the world but not of the world”. A self that enjoys the magnificence of the physical world without allowing the world’s many illusions to deplete its soul.
Spiritual maturity is not measured by the sophistication of a person’s opinion, but by the genuineness and the courage necessary to express and maintain them. It is the capacity to stand one’s ground as a reflection of a genuine inner belief. He emphasized that human beings are the masterpiece of God’s creation and therefore believe in yourself a hundred percent just as Jesus believed in himself.
Father Joy also encouraged the Sisters to make a mission statement for each one. A mission statement defines: What do you stand for? What principles, cause, value, or purpose would you be willing to defend to the death or your life to? For example – “joy” or “service” or “justice” or “family” or “freedom” or “faith”. What is your core in order to help the lost sheep as Jesus did?
Each participant is very grateful for this opportunity. The showers, pouring rain, and warm hospitality, company of cordial relationships added flavor to the “homecoming” in Mokama.
SCNs Amelia Moras & Malini Manjoly
- What do you stand for?
- What principles, cause, value, or purpose would you be willing to defend to the death or your life to? For example – “joy” or “service” or “justice” or “family” or “freedom” or “faith”.
- What is your core?