I was part of the women’s team for weekend 362. Each week at formation I was touched by the welcoming nature of this community. Upon arriving at formation, the men and women would gather together to sing a song of praise, introduce ourselves to one another and share what area of team we would each be serving in.
Many would arrive before the opening song began and would form a circle, side by side and arm in arm swaying and singing. Being a work night, team members would come in one or two at a time every few minutes after being stuck in traffic or running a little late after trying to get a bite of dinner. But the thing is, as each person arrived he or she was wel-comed into the circle. Folks would step back a bit and offer an open arm to his or her shoulder and pull them right into the fold without a moment’s hesitation. It reminds me of the song, “All are Welcome, all are welcome in this place.” And that is just as it should be in this Cursillo community of ours. “We are called. We are chosen. We are Christ to one another.”