1. There are times when I receive an email that asks me to forward it to a number of my friends after I finish reading it. I am told that good things will result as a reward for my fulfillment of this duty. If I fail to comply I may be un-American, unfriendly, non-religious or be visited by three spirits the night I delete the received email. Email myths is the term I use to refer to these annoyances. My friends and family know that I don’t respond to these types of emails. However, they still arrive in my inbox and I continue to read and delete.
As the weekend progresses, another feature which becomes evident to the candidates is that every time a member of the team gets up to “bear witness” in the model of St. Paul, another member of the team disappears. It will be revealed that this member is up in the chapel praying for the brother/sister who is delivering the witness talk.
Jesus reveals in John 17 that he is our eternal prayer-partner in two complementary manners. First the Father is in Him and He is in us. Second we are in Him and Jesus is in the Father. This unity is what we achieve on a weekend between the team in formation, then between the team and candidates and then between the weekend and the community. This is most powerfully expressed in the Palanca notes and other actions and prayers that take place before, during and after the weekend.”
The ending scene provided something to think about. It should be an interesting new series next season.
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