Living the Moment to the Fullest
Patience is a hard discipline. It is not just waiting until something happens over which we have no control: the arrival of the bus, the end of the rain, the return of a friend, the resolution of a conflict.
Patience is not a waiting passivity until someone else does something. Patience asks us to live the moment to the fullest, to be completely present to the moment, to taste the here and now, to be where we are. When we are impatient we try to get away from where we are. We behave as if the real thing will happen tomorrow, later and somewhere else.
Let’s be patient and trust that the treasure we look for is hidden in the ground on which we stand.
– Henri Nouwen
Dedication of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”
– 1 John 4:16
The newly restored Cathedral of the Good Shepherd held a Dedication Mass on 14 February, the 120th anniversary of the 1897 Consecration. A 2-week celebration, with daily programmes at the Mother Church is planned. Please refer to page 3 for more information on the coming Dedication Mass for the East District.
Peter Augustine (left) from DeCleanse Ministry and Lector Ministry represented CDM at the Dedication Mass.