Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Renewing the Human Spirit

When I set up the Task Force, it was to promote the message of peace emanating from the war-torn Yugoslav Federation, a message centred around deep spiritual experiences going on in the parish of St. James, Medjugorje.

I'm still very keen on this. For those who want to join in the task of peace and reconciliation between people of different opinions, it means a lot of soul-searching and hard work - mainly on our own attitudes. The disciplines at the heart of it help: establishing peace where you are, fixing yourself into good spiritual disciplines such as regular meeting with others, reading and study, doing without unnecessary things, being honest about yourself and your community's record and history (very few of us want to do that, although keen to be "honest" and critical of other people's background), and the activity we call prayer or meditation or contemplation.

We've moved on and now see our work as among those with whom we come in contact and anyone willing to learn.

If you want to join us, please get in contact. We can promise only to give whatever help we can ... and you?

"Surrey Spiritual Renewal Taskforce
A Facility of Camberley Medjugorje Centre"