|“Fight for the things that you care about,
but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”
– Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Our world lost a courageous leader in Ruth Bader Ginsburg last week. She is a role model for women and girls and dare I say it, for all of us. Ginsburg led with grit, determination, and a moral compass of equality and justice. She brought people to her side by building up and supporting the marginalized and disadvantaged with logic, empathy, compassion, and determination. I am drawn by her quote above “do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” Her behavior is striking similar to that of Jesus Christ.
The purpose of Cursillo is to equip, challenge, and support Christians to witness the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. That is what the Action Rollo is all about, leading and bringing people to Christ through apostolic action. Each of you are leaders in your community, businesses, non-profits, churches, schools and families, “fighting for what you care about”. You are taking action to be a better person, helping others to be better people, changing your environment, volunteering and serving through acts of corporal mercy, and advocating change at local, state, and national levels. Through your action, others want to “be like you” and to journey with you; perhaps THEN you might want to have a discussion about Christ and your faith.
We know Jesus got angry over injustice and inequality. Jesus routinely called out folks as hypocrites or a “brood of vipers.” But He’s Jesus. In the end, His name calling didn’t help anyone or change anything. The path of change He took was the path of torture, humiliation, death and thankfully, resurrection. He changed the world by taking on sin and injustice with His life. He changed the world by injecting faith and support into his followers. He sent the Holy Spirit. He fought in a way that made others follow him and become leaders themselves.
I ask each of you, as we move through a difficult 2020, “fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” Consider your ways.
We have School of Leaders this Wednesday, September 23. Details are below. We are discussing the Friday night liturgy, among other things. Changes to Friday night will be discussed. Please join us.
Lastly, it’s with regret that I announce that Bobby Montalvo stepped away from the Secretariat as Post-Cursillo Chair. I thank Bobby for his leadership and passion for Cursillo. Thank you Bobby for leading/co-leading the Post-Cursillo Chair role for the past two years. I know it’s been difficult and I much appreciate all that you did and all that you do for our Community. Thank you for your organization, guidance, and love for all of us. Bobby, you live the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
The Secretariat is discerning for both the Post-Cursillo Chair and the Three-Day Chair. These are opportunities to serve our community and be a steward to the Cursillo Charism. Won’t you please prayerfully consider serving our Community? Please see below.
Please be safe and please continue being that Light of Christ to all you meet. You never know who you will bring to Christ.
You are in my daily prayers.
Sincerely and De Colores,
P.S. For your convenience, the list of Group Reunions (4th Day Groups) can be found now at this link: www.sanjosecursillo.org/fourth-day/.