The following experiences are just a small collection of the preciousness we, as humans, carry in our hearts. The occasion was the MSSP General Chapter, that lasted a whole month in June 2018. Beneath the formalities and structures that we human beings create to bring some order, exists a spirit which is beautiful because it reflects the Creator. We just wanted to share these rays of light with anyone who crosses paths with us at the MSSP and who dares to look for goodness in humanity.
One day someone told me: “Give to others the wonders God did in your life, then, seeing you, they would see the wonders of God, and not you.”
You must always begin your work from the given situation as is, and not from your pre-conceived ideas.
All we could say was “this is a miracle”, especially given that the doctor was not an adherent believer.
I was soon reminded that mercy and forgiveness can go a longer way than justice and punishment. This is how God deals with us and we are very fortunate for that.
It’s amazing to find someone on the other side of the planet who looks like me, but why am I making such a fuss? Even God looks like me!
I have been reflecting on how, through people we least expect, our Father reaches out to us.
I remember, I was amazed how many opportunities there are in our simple, ordinary days, where we can live justice.
However, the next morning we learned that this prisoner had escaped! Was this special Mass he asked for a simple ploy to help him escape? I do not know, but certainly, the ways of the Lord are infinite!
I was deeply surprised by joy. God, in a split second, looked at me and smiled. That sweetness, that experience, touched my soul.
I thought to myself, ‘Why wait to go to Heaven to dance with God? He’s inviting us all to dance with Him, who is forever beyond, beside and within, from now!’
Looking back, I have learnt from these people, to become gentler, kinder, and hopefully more compassionate.
At the heart of the communion, what we share with each other is a deep sense and a growing realisation of God in our soul’s centre.
They taught me that true happiness does not come from the things we have, but rather from the healthy relationships we have with God and with our fellow humans.
We fly high at times, and our spirits soar. Yet always, always, we have to stay alert to what’s on the ground!