“ See, I set before you today life and prosperity”. Dt 30.15
Eternal and Incarnate Wisdom continues to seek human hearts to be born in this world to reveal his continuous presence among them. Every day of our life, we have a choice to make, therefore let us choose life and prosperity so that our life becomes a gift to others.
Since our General Chapter 2018, we have been reflecting on how to implement its Orientation. Each one of you, individually or as a community, has been looking for ways and means to live our commitment as Daughters of Wisdom to “Love without borders”.
In this bulletin, we share the experiences lived at the Entity chapters. It is an invitation to be in union with one another as Mother Marie-Louise desired of her daughters. At the level of the Congregation, many of the Entities have seriously moved forward with the reconfiguration process that invites us to let go and take daring steps with courage and faith.
At this time, I find the invitation of Pope Francis very appropriate for us. He is reminding us to pay attention to the little things of daily life. He writes:
“Growth in holiness is a journey in community, side by side with others. The common life, whether in the family, the parish, the religious community or any other, is made up of small everyday things. This was true of the holy community formed by Jesus, Mary and Joseph, which reflected in an exemplary way the beauty of the Trinitarian communion. It was also true of the life that Jesus shared with his disciples and with ordinary people.”
Let us not forget that Jesus asked his disciples to pay attention to details.
The little detail that wine was running out at a party.
The little detail that one sheep was missing.
The little detail of noticing the widow who offered her two small coins.
The little detail of having spare oil for the lamps, should the bridegroom delay.
The little detail of asking the disciples how many loaves of bread they had.
The little detail of having a fire burning and a fish cooking as he waited for the disciples at daybreak.
“A community that cherishes the little details of love”, whose members care for one another and create an open and evangelizing environment, “ is a place where the risen Lord is present, sanctifying it in accordance with the Father’s plan.”
As we desire to live our commitment to Love without borders in a prophetic way, ‘let us build life giving communities in order that we may seek Wisdom together and reveal her wherever we are present’. (RL 38)
Sr. Rani Kurian DW
1Letter to Henry de Castries, 14 August 1901
11Apostolic exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and be glad) No 141-145