Circular Reasoning

“Adoring the Christ truly present in the Eucharist: do I let myself be transformed by Him? Do I let the Lord who gives Himself to me, guide me to come out more and more from my little fence, to get out and be not afraid to give, to share, to love Him and others?”

Pope Francis
I have come a long way in my ability to receive feedback. I am now mature enough to cry about it at a later time…by myself…in the privacy of my own home. After my first year in this new role, I figured a 360 review might be a good idea. In the days leading up to receiving my results, I found myself preparing rationales for all the unfair comments, misplaced frustration, and unrealistic expectations I expected to receive from this anonymous tool. What I got was far worse. It was the truth. It was accurate, balanced, and completely on point with things I know are real opportunities. The problem is, now not only do I know them, but so do all these people who just pointed them out to me.  Celebrating the Feast of Corpus Christi, I thought about how little I invite the Lord into that feedback loop – especially through Adoration. Is it because of all my rationalizations, or, like my review, is it because I’m not prepared for the results? Do I simply want to hear the feedback that will keep me in the same comfortable cycle, or am I open to truly "letting myself be transformed?" If I’m not, maybe I don’t need a 360, but a 180. 

by Daniel Cellucci

Jun 19, 2017

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