"Sing to the Lord, you saints of his; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning." ps30: 4-5
Louisville Kentucky Cursillo at 1935 Lewiston Drive, Louisville, KY 40216 US - Thoughts from Jaycee Padilla
Thoughts from Jaycee Padilla
So for all you Catholics Lent is coming up. Lent is a time for reflection and reconciliation. Many give something up; some take on something spiritual to help them on their journey. The reason you give something up is because it's taking away your attention from God, from living up to your spiritual potential. You give up something that you know is a constant temptation. I've always given something up but for Lent this year I am also going to do something as well.
Since my Cursillo I feel I have grown a lot spiritually. I am still me but I feel empowered to make those around me better. This does not mean I'm dragging you to church with me, this means I'm living by example. I want to be someone that someone looks at and says she’s living The Way and I want to be more like her.
In doing this, this Lenten season I'm going to do one of the things that I dislike and that's the rosary. Yes, my rosary goes with me most everywhere, but it’s a tool I use to calm down. I don't do a rosary I do prayers. It will be difficult because I need to make time to do it but in the long run it will help.
With the tools I gained on my Cursillo weekend I will go far.
Okay for those non Catholics you can do something or take something away too. If you don't want to look at it in a spiritual way you don't have to, think of it as making yourself a better person. Go help at a food kitchen, be part of a group that's helping others or even just being a better neighbor or friend. It doesn't take much and adds up to a lot in the end.
Jaycee M. Padilla