Presentation on theme: "CVX and Formation A symbolic story. Once upon a time there was a group of little fish wriggling in one of our rivers of Québec. They were turning around."— Presentation transcript:
CVX and Formation A symbolic story
Once upon a time there was a group of little fish wriggling in one of our rivers of Québec. They were turning around in all directions, but had the desire to grow. Caught up by fishes that came from elsewhere, they were attracted by the adventure of the CLC
One day, a large fish sparkling with light passed beside them. His name Iktus means Jesus Christ son of God savior. He was going towards the praise, the respect and the service of God.
The small fishes gathered in groups of 6 or 7 to benefit from the light emitted at the passage of Iktus. They learned how to seize his reflections in their environment, even when they crossed muddy and aggressive zones.
Then they chose to be guided by him. They learned how to contemplate him (see, listen...) and to repeat his actions by practicing each evening the prayer of alliance.
One day, they noted that they all were carried by a common current following Iktus and all agreed to say «we want, under the motion of the Spirit, to seek God in everything and reveal the face of Christ in daily life». They spoke of a common mission. But each one had to discover how he would follow him according to his force and his particular variety while being interdependent of his companions.
Gradually, by looking at how Iktus took the current and crossed the swirls, they learned how to locate the highs and the lows (they were saying consolations and desolations).
One day, they sent delegates to Naïrobi. There they learned to live in an apostolic body by practicing a new stroke in four times: To discern, to send, to support and to evaluate.
Being an apostolic body «sent in the world without being of the world», they trained at this new way of swimming together. They began two kinds of discernment: The discernment of a fish helped by its cummunity and the discernment of a small school of fish aiming at making a common choice.
Two examples of discernment.
While advancing towards the St. Lawrence River, the water intermingled and bubbled. More important, they were not breathing well. They realized that the water had a problem. Nevertheless, the luminous fish continued on its way to meet all kinds of fish coming from the sea.
They decided to gather once more and to review their life in this new environment. During a national day, each little school of fish shared with others how they sensed the water. After getting more information, they became aware that the fresh water, which made them happy, was a privilege unknown to many fishes elsewhere that lacked water and were going to die. What did Iktus think of that? He found that inadmissible.
Then they decided to go up the river to Chicago and to study the problem. The story of their course stops here: They are just discovering how to do a «social analysis» of the situation enlightened by the luminous fish.