INTERNATIONAL LEADING TEAM
TO THE TEAM MEMBERS OF THE WORLD
Dear Team Members and Spiritual Counsellors:
Following the Gathering in Brasilia, the first to be held outside Europe, and in the spirit of the internationality of our Movement, we are sending this letter to all of you, Members of the Teams of Our Lady.
For those who were in Brasilia and were fortunate enough to participate and live the great Celebration of our Movement, we are certain that this profound experience will lead you to "DARE TO LIVE THE GOSPEL".
For those that could not be present, the International Leading Team (ERI) would like you to hear this voice that resonates in all our hearts, and by the power of Love you make "flow streams of living water" (Jn 7:38) in this world that boldly asks us "to go and do likewise".
At the end of this International Gathering in Brasilia, which was a time of immense happiness, we want to share with each of you some reflections that come to mind, so that they become an inspiration for the next stage, in which we want to move forward in obedience and faithfulness to the Lord, with the rhythm and feeling of the heart of the Church. We know that it is in obedience that we live freedom, and in fidelity that we live love, because fidelity is the victory of love over time, transforming us into proclaimers of freedom.
«On the last day, the great day of the festival, Jesus stood and cried out: "Let anyone who is thirsty come to me! Let anyone who believes in me come and drink!" As the scripture says, "From his heart shall flow streams of living water." He was speaking of the Spirit which those who believed in him were to receive» (Jn 7: 37-39a)
This text from the Gospel invites us to contemplate the mystery of Christ, as the source from which we must always draw water to quench our thirst for the peace and happiness that we all desire, but that cannot be achieved solely through our own efforts.
The general orientation "DARE TO LIVE THE GOSPEL" is a challenge that will lead us to be:
I. Couples immersed in Christ's love
"Let anyone who is thirsty come to me! Let anyone who believes in me come and drink!"