The Regnum Christi Movement offers its members some guidelines of a gospel-based spirituality as an ideal of Christian life. The spiritual path that Regnum Christi members walk mainly consists in knowing, loving, imitating, and proclaiming Christ. This is the path and these are the goals.
Below, we offer some resources that can help nurture the spiritual life of Movement members and of any Christian.
Daily Prayer 2016-04-30
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The Master and the Slave
U. S. A. | SPIRITUAL LIFE
April 30, 2016 - Saturday of the Fifth Week of Easter
Father Patrick Langan, LC
John 15: 18-21
Jesus said to his disciples:
"If the world hates you, realize that it hated me
first. If you belonged to the world, the world would
love its own; but because you do not belong to
the world, and I have chosen you out of the
world, the world hates you. Remember the word I spoke
to you, ´No slave is greater than his master.´ If
they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they
kept my word, they will also keep yours. And they
will do all these things to you on account of
my name, because they do not know the one who
Introductory Prayer: Lord, thank you for granting me the
opportunity to be with you. There are things in life,
Lord, that attract me, but you attract me more. I
hope in you, and I love you. Maybe I don’t
really understand what it means to love, and maybe I
don’t love the way I should, but I do love
Petition: Lord, help me to embrace my cross joyfully.
Bearing the Burden: “The world hated me first.” This is
the incredible story of the Gospels. Christ came and the
culture was against him. As the story of Christ in
the Gospel progresses, the forces of antagonism get worse: The
dangers increase with the turning of every page. This was
a real burden for Christ, the burden of a parent
whose children turn against him. Perhaps I, too, feel that
burden. Perhaps I experience that rejection from those who love
me or from those who don’t believe.
Acceptance: Christ courageously and lovingly accepted that burden. He did
not complain. Perhaps he asked his Father for an easier
way. It is the same in our lives. I often
face problems, even when I want to do good. There
comes a moment in life when I must accept my
limitations and the limitations imposed on me by others. This
is a memorable moment in life—the moment I accept my
cross, like Christ did. That acceptance isn’t easy, but at
the same time it fills my heart with a deep
peace and sometimes even joy.
- Seeking Solutions: After
I accept my cross, I experience a new courage, and
my imagination fires up. Love always looks for solutions: Christ
never stopped searching for ways to get through to the
culture. I must do the best I can to evangelize,
even though I may encounter opposition. With Christ’s help, no
obstacle is too great. He will help me to overcome
all the problems I may encounter. The important thing is
that I keep focused on the fulfillment of his will
out of love. He will take care of the rest.
with Christ: Lord, you know my burden. You know what
makes me lose sleep, what I wake up worrying about.
Help me to accept it, as you accepted your cross.
I will stop complaining and see what I can do
to alleviate the burdens and sufferings of others.
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