The Advanced Skills Training group celebrated the birthday of Brother Peter Malama, this 22 of February, with a morning prayer that focused on thanksgiving for the gift of life. Brother Alysious Sefoi created a beautiful centerpiece for the prayer and offered a striking prayer/poem by John O´Donohue, while Brother Chuck Fitzsimmons offered a video celebrating life, and a birthday song celebrating Peter.
The ten Brothers of the program struggled with the logical presentation of their programs. The community dream in an intervention must lead to practices that emerge from the needs of the community and follow in a logical sequence toward achieving the dream. The community affected and the Brothers need to make a clear-headed evaluation of where they are in their practices: aware of the problem, or jolted into a response, or acting regularly, or advancing to the point of fulfilling their dream by turning those practices into actions that now flow naturally from the community and affect its life and destiny.