Archive for July, 2014

Understanding the Pastoral Choral

The Pastoral Council CPa a he continued to work as it relates to regulation of the chorus, and finally took a decalogue which was about the ideas that I had said in my general rules, but expressed as rejection and opposition from all members of the chorus, and more severe, with letters to the council and Father Luis, insulting and abusing everyone. The council decision was unequivocal: suspend its service to all offenders. This time it suspended Mr. Franco (he returned), for an indefinite period and also the choir director of the charismatic prayer group. Franco went back with all his choir, but was not the case with the charismatic choir, who also participated in the mass at nine o'clock, as the same charismatic renewal suspended the director for having offended the Pastor. The chorus of charismatic prayer group, encouraging the masses of the nine in the morning, ran out of musical director, and Father Luis asked me to lead the choir.

The choir members, as is normal at first I received with some suspicion, but after I gained my confidence and esteem, thank God. My agreement to direct the choir at the request of the Father, but it was for that, and most do not belong to the prayer group, but the Lord has his plans, and after half a year, we passed my wife and I belong to the prayer group. One day he came to visit Fight a cousin of my wife, and just that day had to go to pray the rosary in the church of the parish, singing in the church after six in the evening with the choir of the prayer group, then attend the prayer group meeting. Fight, my cousin also by the love and appreciation that I have accompanied us all these activities. Combat was very happy at the end. Back on foot through the streets of Santa Beatriz, and Lynx, we were discussing. For this the day in the prayer group gave a talk a sister of the charismatic renewal on the charisms of prayer group, our cousin asked me I thought this talk. His question was directed more or less want to know the opinion of someone she knew, had studies in theology.

(Modesty). I do not want this comment to bring down the whole pastoral work of the charismatic prayer group, but as far as I could see that night on the talk given by a sister of this group, I had the feeling of seeing only the subject focused on the spiritual, putting aside a little rational. The theological study tells us loud and clear: faith is the hand of reason, and we can not focus on only one of these points, since faith alone leads to fideism, and the only reason leads us to rationalism. Well it says Pope John Paul II in his encyclical Fides et Ratio (Faith and Reason) with these words: a The faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth. God has placed in the human heart the desire to know the truth and, ultimately, to know a l so that, by knowing and loving, can also encompass the full truth about himself mismoa . Then the actual reflection on my part was the question from my cousin, And why, then attend this group, but you agree that part ?…… The Lord will tell me later that's what I do in this group. Continuing. '.

Rutto Alejandro Martinez

Having the Bible is therefore a first step. But we must go further and bring the Word to the field of work, where she will manifest powerful and surprising. 3. In communion with others and especially with those who are united by the blood of Christ, his example and his commands. The book of Acts gives us one of the reasons why the church was still standing despite the persecutions by the authorities and their own shortcomings. In chapter 2, verse 42 tells us about his endurance is vital for them then and for us in this: "And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine, in fellowship, in breaking of bread and in prayers. " Psalm 133: 1 is one of the most beautiful passages of the Bible to all who deal with the issue of communion: "How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together!" As we persevere in our love for our brothers because it is beautiful and pleasant to be united and more importantly, because God has ordered.

4. Persevering caution. A prudent person does not make snap judgments or unnecessary. Not scrutinized the lives of others and not to others what you do not want to do with it. A prudent person knows to be quiet when it is convenient to talk. And he knows he must talk when silence is not advisable. But above all do not judge, lest they be judged.

The wise live, let live and leave everything in God's hands, who is responsible for reviewing our actions and to dispense justice according to his wisdom. Perseverance is to go ahead when the darkness and the danger threatening it is to go even when the voice of mistrust suggests declared the loser, is to believe in the miracle of life when death insists on showing his face in dismay and terror, is to obey God when the ambiguous world we live invites us to abandon ourselves into the hands of delight and false pleasures. Servants of God is declaring that even if we risk we value property. You look at the sky and know that from there continued support we receive, appropriate and subject firm of the Creator. Let's be persistent because it is a good decision. And because God wants us to be: in His word, His love, His ways, in communion with our fellows. Rutto Alejandro Martinez is a renowned writer and Italian-Colombian journalist who also teaches at several universities. He is the author of four books on ethics and leadership and is included in three anthologies of Colombian authors. Contact him at cel. 300 8055526 or email. Read his writings, a page where you will find writings, stories and beautiful pieces of Colombian literature.