We managed, at last

June 4, 2012 12:25 pm

…to find time for organizing Program 1: “You and I are We” (couple reatreat) in Łomianki, Poland, together with the marriage preparation course “Gaudium et spes”. We welcomed a dozen or so couples.

The schedule was arranged in such a way so that I could move from the married couples to fiances and back. For the former group of participants – the program was a chance of coming back to each other, finding each other after months of years of being lost; for the latter –  it was the opportunity to face the questions that one doesn’t notice at this stage of relationship.

When I do Program 1 I always recalll those who have already taken part in it. I would like them to find some time to moor in our Harbour despite their manifold activities and tasks.

Together with you I make the first steps in this new week: on Monday – I remember the lesson of gentleness, on Tuesday – I’ll remember how to show respect, Wednesday will be my day of creativity, freedom and joy in treating my life as a gift for the others, Thursday will refresh my rituals, Friday is the invitation to dialogue abounding in tenderness, so that on Saturday my gift could express the purest word of my love.

It doesn’t take much for a married couple to nourish the love necessary “not only to survive the joys and sorrows of daily life, but also to grow, so that husband and wife become in a way one heart and one soul, and together attain their human fulfillment” (HV 9).

It doesn’t take much, does it?

I’m keeping you in my memory.

Fr. Jay

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