Last Sunday, 7 March 2010, we had a very small youth group meeting. 5 youth turned up, and the meeting was animated by Bro Johnson Bhuriya. The lectio divina was about the following of Jesus: I have come not to bring peace but the sword. I have come to set son against father, daughter against mother... He who loves father and mother more than me is not worthy of me. All hard sayings. But the beautiful thing was Bro Johnson's sharing his own life story, his conversion story. He shared how he was Hindu by birth, and how, attracted by the life of a neighbouring family, he had felt drawn to the Catholic faith. His father and mother had, after some initial hesitation, allowed him to follow his heart. But they had to face the incomprehension, opposition and sometimes the hostility of their villagers. The youth were struck by this fact, that one among them had actually faced the truth of the words of Jesus: the opposition for the sake of his name, the choice of him above all else.
Other items on the agenda was reporting about the Interparish lenten youth Recollection; and planning for the Good Friday stations of the cross.
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