There are many pieces which combine to create the magic of Cursillo,
but the message of Cursillo is always the same, and that message is
this: the church exists to share God's love and grace.
Together at Cursillo, we learn that all of us are ministers in God's
church. And, together at Cursillo, we explore the Christian faith in
all of its aspects: Our study, our prayer, our actions as Christians,
what it really means to be a part of Christian community.
Cursillo is filled with marvelous surprises, too.
Some of them I won't mention here because I don't want to spoil those
surprises for those of you who have not yet attended Cursillo.
What I would like to emphasize to all of you who read this is how
strongly I support the discipline of Cursillo in this Diocese and how
much I want every one of you who have not experienced Cursillo to pray
about your attendance at a weekend in the near future. There are
weekends for men and for women...and you should ask someone who has
attended Cursillo about the possibility of going to one yourself. If
you have already attended Cursillo, then I ask you to approach others
and encourage them to attend.
is important to the life of our Diocese. It is an experience of the
generous orthodoxy which we encourage in the Diocese of Florida and it
is an exercise in the Episcopal tradition at its best. St. Paul once
upon a time said that the church, at its best, is "rooted in
faith...built up in love...and abounding in thanksgiving..." and there
is no better way to learn and to experience that reality than in the
context of a Cursillo weekend.