This week I’ve felt dry and unable to express what I’ve been thinking about. It was a week when I’ve been troubled and seeking the direction of others. As I mentioned in an earlier post, our St. Irenaeus Secular Franciscan Fraternity, will be canononically recognized on October 15th of this year. It’s been a journey for all of us from an emerging fraternity to the “real deal”. Because we’re relatively small in number we wind up sharing assignments. Several years ago I volunteered to be the secretary. I’ve had a love-hate relationship with the job. I’ve done it because I think that doing things I don’t like to do is good for me. Now, it’s time to for elections again. This time our fraternity has asked me to serve as local minister of the fraternity. Prior to this week I’d been doing a lot of pondering on that one. Sometimes I don’t feel worthy and other times I don’t know if I’m up to the job. I decided this week after discussions with other members of our fraternity that I will accept the responsibility. It is really a great honor to serve others. I need to remember that it’s not about me. That’s a lesson that comes to me again and again.
May the Lord bless you and keep you;
may the Lord show his face to you
and have compassion on you!
May he turn his face to you
and give you peace!–St. Francis to Brother Leo
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