Thursday, 9 October 2014

The 'how' of formation

An insight from today's homily by Fr Ivo...
Jesus' temptation was not about his identity as the Son of God or the Messiah but as to HOW to be the Messiah.  
In our formation scenario too, there are many who are passionate about the way our youngsters need to be formed to be 'good' Salesians, all with noble intentions.  However, the differences are not so much about the need for formation or the importance of it, rather differences are due to the mode of formation to be offered.

I think this is where the formation delegate and the respective rectors play a great role.  One can be very eclectic or too monolithic, but the ideal would be to follow a very comprehensive outlook and then a specific mode. Of course, the animator also needs to rope in all involved in the process, especially the formees themselves. 

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