Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Once again, the Neocatechumenal Way is out in the public squares evangelizing. Every community has their own public square, which started after Easter. If I am not mistaken, a community was even born as a result of the Great Mission. Going in two by twos was also a great experience. The first time is always the hardest and the scariest. But eventually, it gets easier.
A few years ago, the RMS priests and seminarians also ventured on a serious two by two mission for two weeks. They started out in Colorado and were assigned to different parts of the United States and Canada. During those two weeks, they brought no money or luggage. They have only their bible and passport. Just as Christ sent His disciples in two by twos, telling them not to bring any money with them, so were the RMS priests and seminarians instructed to do the same. Because they were out on the streets for two weeks without any change of clothes and without showering, some people looked down on them. Although most of them slept on the streets, no harm came to them. God provided.
Some of the stories I heard from these priests were very inspiring. While on the streets for two weeks without money, they did not starve. They are a sign showing that God indeed provides. The reason God took His chosen people, the Israelites, into the desert is to show the world that He can provide them with everything they needed.
God still provides today as He did with those priests and seminarians who went on a two by two mission without money, food, or luggage. They only took their passport and bible with them. For those two weeks, God provided for them, and they came back with interesting stories to tell.