On Sunday we had about 120 young people from the neighbouring villages and Parishes participating in an animation programme based on Trust / Faith. I was asked to animate the whole day but I declined for I wanted to guide the Brothers themselves (those who normally organise the day) to graduate from performing 'something' to animating the young with due and diligent preparation. So I suggested that they have three sessions, one of which the Brothers animate, for which I would certainly help and guide.
I really found it much harder to get them do what they were supposed to do than doing it myself. However, today looking back on the day, I am more than happy. The Brothers who slogged it out are much more happier than I. All in all, I spent nearly 4 hours (collectively) with the two Brothers who were animating a 60 minute session. For a start it was great. The two later came to share their rich experience going through the grind of it. One of them, towards the end added, "I usually give a sermon every alternative week in my ministry place and I never found it very difficult or different. But preparing for this programme was very very different, for I did not want to take chances with you!" Of course, he was really grateful and very elated.