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THE CULT – ACT ONE 4.
FADE IN:INT. OFFICE – DAY
Elena is looking over some papers in her office after the talk. Lia enters timidly. She KNOCKS first.
Hi,Lia. What’s up?
Elena, I know we haven’t had spiritual
direction yet during this retreat. Do
you think we could have it now?
Well, I was going to meet with the consecrated team for the retreat,
but if the Holy Spirit is really speaking to you now, maybe we should
Have a seat.
Elena gestures towards a seat on the other side of the desk.
Or would you rather walk? Let’s walk.
Ok. Why do all these offices have windows?
The attitude of the Movement is transparency.
We have windows everywhere so that nothingis hidden or secret, and so that our souls
may be just as clear and open as the windows.
THE CULT – ACT ONE 5.
Ok, well anyways, I wanted to talk about
the meditation today. It was really inspiring for me.
Sometimes, I wonder if I really want to live out my life in an office,
just making money or getting up and going
home and then make enough money to buy a house,
then a car, then pay for my kids’
college…Sometimes I just wonder if I have the possibility of making a difference
in the world, of having a more exciting life.
What do you mean? Do you think God is calling you to something?
Maybe. Sometimes I think about going tothe high school and discerning my vocation
to consecrated life.
Well, you know we have the summer program
every year. You could come out to Rhode
Island and discern if that is the place
for you. I will have Isabel send you the information. Do you think your parents
would be opposed? After all, Elise
I don’t know.
Either way, Lia, God will bless you for your openness.
And speaking from personal
experience, a lot of people are unhappy
in life, and I believe that spending my life doing God’s will is the only truly
perfect way of finding happiness.
THE CULT – ACT ONE 6.
What do you mean?
I could be serving God indirectly, by cooking,
cleaning, doing the laundry, but
as a consecrated woman, I served God
directly. That means I wake up and do
God’s work, I go to sleep, and when I do that
according to the schedule my directors set for me,
I do God’s will. I am so happy as a consecrated woman.
Do you mean that consecrated women can
be happier because they serve God in
everything they do?
That’s the idea. Elise must have told you
about our Founder, about Nuestro Padre.
Nuestro Padre went through many difficulties
And struggles in his vocation. He is
a very holy man of God. I recommend you
meditate on his words during these months
before the summer program.
The Holy Spirit will influence you with his words and
lead you towards God’s will.
You can pick up a copy of his latest book
in the bookstore at the school here.