Thursday, June 10, 2010
Here we are with Theology of the Body speaker Damon Owens! Damon was kind enough to donate his day to training our missionaries on the teachings of Venerable John Paul II's Theology of the Body. We learned how important our encounters as human beings are and how we communicate with eachother and the Trinity through Communion. From this TOB day, the Lord gave me a special grace to understand a little bit more (I'm learning more and more each day of the walk) the importance of being a Missionary of the Eucharist and really our whole charism. We are able to receive God's total gift of Self, Jesus Christ, each time we come to the table of the Lord. Not because of anything on our part, but because of His LOVE for us! And it is through that Love, where Life itself exists. It is our role as MOEs to bring that message of Life and Love to the streets, because the Eucharist efficaciously unites us to the will of the Father, who IS Love. And the only thing we can do after receiving this Heavenly Food is Love. Love the ones we meet on the side of the road, Love the homeless who need an ear to listen, Love the other walker that is just so hard to love sometimes, and learn how to Love more deeply the Risen Christ and bring the Love of the Cross to those people we meet.
Keep checking back! It is very hard to get internet here on the walk route, but whenever we do come across internet access, you can expect many many posts at once!
Peace be with you,
Who we are?
Conversion begins in our own hearts,which is why prayer is so important to our ministry. For this reason, everyday of our ten week walk begins with daily Mass. By receiving Christ in the Eucharist, we are given the grace to be the Love of Christ not only to those in our community but also to those we meet in the streets.
We walk throughout the day to be a witness of love. We are grounded in prayer-we pray with our lips, our hearts, and our bodies. In walking an average of twenty-five miles per day, we offer our fatigue as a gift of love to Christ and the people we meet. Our walking is both sacrifice and prayer.