A PREX Reunion
I am truly delighted with this opportunity to reunite with my Batch 3 Prex Clasmates of year 2000. Its been ten years and nine months since we last sat down as a group and individually committed ourselves to do our part in evangelization. We all wanted to make a difference in our community
Ten years is a long time specially so when you blend the vagaries of life to the natural deterioration of the human mind. A lot of trivia that occurred during that supposedly memorable weekend now escapes me but by the grace of God, some lessons remain untarnished by time. Here are some impressions that have been imprinted or seared in my memory:
1. Before I joined PREX I had the mistaken notion that this was another organization and/ or movement the Parish was pushing. HOW WRONG I WAS! I needed that weekend experience so that I may open my mind and renew my ties with him –He was actually giving me the opportunity to re-experience the joys of being a part of His Church. Prex helped me rediscover my childhood faith.
The entire experience brought about a paradigm shift to loving one’s neighbor. The weekend seminar had somehow brought about a deeper and broader dimension to the words – patience, tolerance and responsibility. The experience had somehow made me conscious of the need to belong to one another as Church. PREX – Reunion, July 24, 2011
3. Unforgettable too was my first experience on how the faithful are “Slain by the Holy Spirit.” I remember being so scared that should I be “slain by the Holy Spirit” I would lose my poise when I fall backward like a sack of rise.
4. The unforgettable sharings from the heart of the participants. Unloading of hurts, insecurities and other painful experiences that needed to be unloaded in order to bring about healing and reconciliation. I was amazed at how the participants took for granted that whatever was spoken could remain to the confines of that moment, that the group would understand.