This isn’t a new topic at all for many of us. Many of us struggle in this area of trying to submit to people above us, especially when we believe that we are (supposedly) much better than the person who is in authority.
How much does authority mean in a community like ours? Is it relevant at all? Isn’t each one of us guided by the Holy Spirit? Can I not bank on the years of experience that I have serving God in different places to be able to take a call and challenge the call of the leader? Continue reading
Bishop of Smyrna and 86 years a Christiani St. Polycarp stands alongside St. Ignatius of Antioch and St. Clement of Rome(the future Pope Clement I and 3rd successor of St.Peter) as one of the few known Apostolic Fathers.
Born around 70 A.Dii the saint is said to have been a pupil of St. John the Apostle! Continue reading
This year, our community went through the rigorous exercise of electing our leaders, thereby cementing them for the next 6 years. My spouse and I were privileged to be part of the Electoral College at Pedro Arrupe Retreat Centre in Raia. We were elected by a democratic process which was like any others. Needless to say, we were honored to represent our community and elect our new Sector Heads and District Head. At this point, we were blissfully unaware of what was yet to come at the three-day in-house retreat. Continue reading
I had come across an interesting quote sometime back which went something like this:
“Temptations begin at the time of our birth and remain until we die. Infact they remain for ten minutes after we die, just to confirm that we are 100% dead”.
I found this very amusing and quite true, but with a pinch of sarcasm in it. Continue reading