As I was editing the bible study we will be using for the Ragin' Cajun Catholics' Greek Retreat VI, I felt moved to include the following saint quote... [which is my absolute favorite... because it gets me EVERY TIME.] It also seemed like an apt Weekly Challenge!
This week's WEEKLY CHALLENGE is brought to you by St. Josemaria Escriva. I have no witty commentary, no banter, no booze related recipes, because his words can stand well enough on their own. Whew. Good luck this week. You're going to need it.
The Way #20:
You clash with the character of one person or another… It has to be that way—you are not a dollar bill to be liked by everyone.
Besides, without those clashes which arise in dealing with your neighbors, how could you ever lose the sharp corners, the edges—imperfections and defects of your character—and acquire the order, the smoothness and the firm mildness of charity, of perfection?
If your character and that of those around you were soft and sweet like marshmallows, you would never become a saint.
[Drops Mic.] --Saint Josemaria Escriva
Thanks for keeping me from being too squishy,
P.S. Please pray for the 240 Students + Staff joining us for this year's Greek Retreat!! If you want to learn more about the work we do with fraternity men and sorority women, here is a little piece I shared last year after Greek Retreat V: It's All Greek to Me.