OK, so Di and I were late for Servant Community - it meets at Kinnoull, and it's quite a drive - but we were there in time for the talks by Gill McWhirter and Bill MacAusland, and for all the business of the meeting. It was really well attended - great to see new faces there! But that's not really what I'm posting about just now. Rather, it's another good thing about Cursillo which struck me during Bill's talk, when he pointed out that being called as an apostle didn't mean you were special. You can take that two ways, can't you - that you're just ordinary when called, and that you stay ordinary as God works through you.
If you're a Cursillista, you'll know that jobs don't stay in one person's hands for longer than three years. Then everyone moves on - Lay Directors, Spiritual Directors, Ultreya reps. No time to become entrenched, no time to reach the stage of thinking you're special or indispensible. Your time ends and you're back in the ranks. It's great.
In our churches, this doesn't always happen, does it? Especially if the congregation is small and there seems not to be a big enough number of people willing to take on the jobs. So people become this rep or that warden, secretary or sacristan, and stay there. It's too easy to think there's no-one else, and too easy to become complacent or conceited. And if someone new does come along, there seems to be no way "in", because of the sitting tenant of the job. We need to be aware of this, don't we,and be ready to move over when our time comes.
And maybe this is a good time for me to say I need to step down as Argyll and The Isles Ultreya rep - any volouteers out there?