Today, the Chapter Council met with the candidates who wanted to move forward in their formation. It went very well. It is a humbling experience for us on the Council. Those requesting advancement seem so holy, so prayerful, so dedicated, so good.....
How could we possibly help them? In discussing their faith journey I am awed by how God works--especially in these particular brothers! God is inscrutable. You just can't keep the Holy Spirit down. If God wants you, get ready for a ride. You can resist, which people do, but they only make themselves miserable.
It's so much easier to cooperate with the Holy Spirit. He knows best, anyway.