"Say Yes if you want to do it for me."
Give all, get more!
When someone asked me to work for the International Forum of Emmanuel Community some months before the WYD 2011 in Spain, I heard how Jesus told me during the adoration: "Although you accept this job, you won't see most of the things of the Forum. Say Yes if you want to do it for me". In that moment I was sure to accept a job in my field of knowledge, a job which didn’t allow me to be free in the summer.
This was the only experience in a WYD in my life and it wasn't always easy. The truth is that after months of working for the Forum I couldn't be at any moment with the rest of the youth and the volunteers - there were always meetings to do, problems to solve, plans to change. So during the days at the WYD I was so hoping to enjoy, to pray, to share... And I arrived to Madrid wishing to be alone with God... But I was with 2.000.000 more people!!! And God!
Always there... He gave me moments to find Him, to be alone, to think about these days celebrating faith with the Church... And at this moment, I realized that this WYD will teach me THE important thing: it offered me the opportunity of giving all to God until I don’t have anything more to give, except my poverty. And I will have the most I can dream of. In the words of our ESM: “Give All. Get More.”
This summer God made me the gift of a great job, an apartment to share with my good friends and in the city I want to live in. Now I know: God is bigger than our dreams. We just have to trust Him and be with Him. Although things are not as we have imagined them to be, God won't let us alone and will answer to our prayers. He is God with us.
Marta from Spain