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Monday, September 26, 2016

New Beginnings

Have you ever had to start something up from 'scratch' as we would say here in Trinidad, “Meaning to start from the beginning?”  I have been doing that in these last couple of months. The feeling I have experienced from beginning something new has been filled with excitement, fear, nervousness and anticipation.  I personally don't have the experience of being pregnant, however, something tells me it's a little like what I have been experiencing these last months.  I feel like l am figuratively pregnant and about to give birth to something special.

I have been inspired through my experiences and interaction with young adults and by the Holy Spirit, to propose to the archbishop in my archdiocese to begin a ministry tailored specifically for young adults ages 18-35.  I got the initial support from the archbishop and I took it from there.

I can honestly say that I am passionate about young adult ministry, to the point that sometimes it's the last and first thing I think about in my day.  I came to the point where I had to detach myself from the proposed ministry because it was becoming my personal thing and not God's thing.  I really hope and pray that this new endeavor endures the test of time and eventually becomes self-sustainable.  In the mean time, "it's all God's work," as our late archbishop Anthony Pantin in Trinidad & Tobago loved to say.

What new thing are you being called to give birth too?
Are you so attached to something or someone that you're consumed by it/them?

Lystra Long, OP

St. Joseph, Trinidad

1 comment:

  1. This new venture sounds exciting, Lystra! Relating to youth is such an important ministry. Glad you are giving birth to this!

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