Fr. Adrian, my just turned 80-year-old parish priest of many decades, speaks of never, ever doing something for a person that they can do for themselves. “I’m not a caretaker of people’s lives,” he says. “I’m there to facilitate and animate.”
The way I live is, I hope, like this. I “facilitate” (or make possible) the animation of a new way. I do it by sharing what passes through me. I, like you, can enliven Mary’s way, only as I share who I am in relationship with her—and you.
“The Course sought to teach you to develop a relationship with all that passes through you. Now is the time when the fruit of those efforts will be reaped. For what passes through you now is a relationship without end. What passes through you now is the eternal come to replace the temporary.” ACOL D:Day9.14, and D:Day 15.12