103 It does not mean that all CLC members must do the same thing It is mission

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103. It does not mean that all CLC members must do the same thing. It is mission that is common: the tasks are different. This is not only because of the origin of mission, but also because of its direction. All of us, each in his/her own way, stand for the same values, follow the same aims and have the same priorities. We can speak of common involvement in the Church's mission. 4. Finding our Mission in CLC 104. In the Ignatian process of formation, the starting point is the real world. All are invited to be exposed to the pain, the poverty, and the "anguish" 64 of our world. This is true above all for young people. Ignatius uses a classic term for this type of experience. He speaks of "probations". 65 These experiences touch those who live through them and allow them to see their world with a new vision. These probations are like "sacraments", which profoundly mark a person. It would be good for CLC to look for realistic ways to experience their world in this way. 105.This "baptism of reality" goes beyond mere social analysis, and through it one can acquire a special sensitivity to the signs of the times. 106. On the other hand, in order to find our mission in CLC, it is important to be available to serve the local and universal Church. This is how Ignatius and his companions always acted. 64 SpEx. 203. 65 To understand the Ignatian process of formation, it is not enough to know the Exercises. Ignatius proposes a series of experiences, and the first among these is the “Spiritual exercises for a month more or less”... the “second, serving in hospitals”... the “third, being a pilgrim for another month without money”... the “fourth, exercising oneself in different low and humble offices” ... the “fifth, giving Christian Doctrine to other uncouth persons” (Const. 65 -59). Obviously, this process is not applicable to CLC, but Ignatius' intuition is. Ignatius kept before his eyes Jesus' emptying, as a key to understanding the mission of salvation. (Phil. 2:1ff)
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79 107. Being attentive always to the signs of the times and ready to serve the Church, one is sensitive to specific calls, which through personal and community apostolic discernment are transformed into mission. But, we must not forget that the first step in discernment, in order to be able to choose freely and out of love, is indifference. 108. The whole process of discernment, by which we "look for" the will of God concerning our mission, requires a careful attention to personal and group rhythms, with the help of both personal and group guides. 4.1. Apostolic discernment 109. Apostolic discernment means the intelligent and contemplative attention given to the Spirit by the mature Christian in all commitments: family, work, the different ways in which God can make His will manifest profession, social and Church. The purpose is to seek and to find God's will for our mission. In order to seek the divine will one's heart must burn with the same fire as burns within the Heart of Christ.
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