Poco a Poco
Anybody who wants to be relentlessly reminded of God’s love, anybody trying to be a saint in the real world, looking for practical spirituality through relatable conversations
Priests of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal discuss authentic faith in today’s world as they share stories and wisdom from years of prayer, community life, and work with the poor.
It all comes back to this: finding deep friendship with Jesus. Seeing him work in our lives everyday. Through topics as varied as mental health, the confessional, and NYC neighbors, the Poco A Poco Podcast is here to accompany all pilgrims as they walk step by step, little by little, poco a poco on their pilgrimage to the Father’s house.
The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal are a Catholic religious order founded in the South Bronx, NY. Learn more or subscribe to their updates at www.franciscanfriars.com.
For 30 years, Jesus lived quietly in Nazareth with Mary and Joseph; his “hidden” years. Through his normal day-to-day living of going to school and having friends and putting in a hard day’s work, Jesus made sacred the hidden space.
That hidden space is where most of us live most of our lives—out of the public eye, going about our everyday without much notice by others. Hidden from the world, but absolutely seen by the Father in that uniquely silent space that is set apart. In our busyness, we need to follow Jesus into that place with his Father.
It’s different than running away. It’s not hiding from our problems… it’s hiding with the Lord. It’s a holy kind of hiding.
What does this mean for mission? During those private decades, Jesus knew his mission and was patient in waiting for it. He didn’t rush. And so for us, Nazareth gives us permission to let the Lord lead; to let the Lord form us. It’s ok that this takes time.
Starting next week: a series on the Litany of Trust (from the Sisters of Life). If you want to follow along, you can buy the book here: https://stpaulcenter.com/trust10/
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