What Convocation for Women Religious Offered for Reflection

by Sister Carla on November 14, 2012

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity participated in an annual Tucson Diocesan Convocation for Religious where Father Thomas Picton CssR, the Director of the Desert House of Prayer, presented the Story of Abraham and Sarah as a paradigm for the Story of the Church and each of us.

Here’s a few relevant points of reflection:

  • God’s election of Abraham and Sarah and us had nothing to do with our worthiness and everything to do with God’s graciousness.
  • God’s promises to Abraham and Sarah and us that we’d be a blessing to others prompts us to get in touch with what is infinite, a much bigger picture than we see.
  • God’s call to trust our unknowing of the plan demands humility. It’s not up to us to orchestrate the process.

Does this speak to you and your own journey with God and our Church?

3 thoughts on “What Convocation for Women Religious Offered for Reflection”

  1. sister jan says:

    We Sisters realize that the plan is not ours as we are called to be and called to serve. It is amazing that even though the plan is not ours, it is always full of blessings that we would have missed had we done what we wanted to do and gone where we chose to go.

  2. Sister Nancy Kinate says:

    Point 1 is especially relevant to my personal journey with God and in the Church—how gracious and generative our GOoD God is and how grateful I am! The promises and call to trust actualize the initial faith-gift and daily grace the journey for me with hope and love.

  3. These points DO speak to my own journey with God and our Church. I love to plan and organize so I’m constantly called to “walk in faith” and not to orchestrate the process of my journey or that of others. I always find that God’s way is better; maybe not efficient, not fair, not pleasing in many ways but always filled with grace and better that what I could have orchestrated. Thank you for sharing your experience and inviting us to share ours.

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