Grace Calling UsNEW TIME OF GRACE CALLING us :To “PUT OUT INTO THE DEEP…” in order to live out theradicality of the beatitudes.To REVITALIZE OUR CHARISM with creative ﬁdelity to the spiritof our Founders.To FORGE AHEAD with conﬁdence and enthusiasm in order tobe witnesses of Christ’s merciful love to those who are poor.
Doing Something NewWhen Jesus had ﬁnished speaking He said to Simon, “Cast out into the deep water and let down your nets fora catch.” Simon Peter answered: “But Master, we have been hard at it all night and caught nothing, but if you say so Iwill let down the nets.” They did so and made such a big haul of ﬁsh that their nets began to split, so they signaled to their partners inthe other boat to come and help them. This they did and loaded both boats to the point of sinking. WhenSimon Peter saw what had happened he fell at the knees of Jesus and said, “Leave me, Lord, for I am a sinfulman.” For he and all his companions were amazed at the catch they had made. Jesus said to them: “Do not be afraid, from now on you will be catching men.” As soon as they brought theirboats to land, they left everything and followed Him. St. Luke (5:1-11)
Doing Something New• Put Out Into the Deep• See what we have overlooked• Obstacles • Inertia • Comfort • Fatigue
Doing Something New“Reading the Signs of the Times”(or)“Who Moved My Cheese” • Vincent • Louise • Frederic • Elizabeth
Lessons from “Who Moved My Cheese”• Anticipate change and adapt quickly.• Enjoy change and be ready to change quickly.• Having change makes you happy.• The more important your cheese is to you, the more you want to hold on to it. • If you do not change, you can become extinct. • Indeed the only thing that is constant in life is change.
Doing Something New• Revitalize Our Charism • See with the eyes of Vincent and Louise • Seeing • Seeing as mystics • Seeing the “real” world
Doing Something New• Forge Ahead• Create New Paths
Doing Something New“Wayfarer, there is no path.The path is built by walking.”- Antonio Machado