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Exodus 90
« on: January 15, 2020, 05:48:23 AM »
Has anyone participated in this?  I'm curious about peoples opinions.
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Re: Exodus 90
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 04:44:12 PM »
Same here.  They are doing it at my parish, but I cannot attend any of the meetings, so I passed although I am curious.
The royal feast was done; the King
Sought some new sport to banish care,
And to his jester cried: "Sir Fool,
Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!"

The jester doffed his cap and bells,
And stood the mocking court before;
They could not see the bitter smile
Behind the painted grin he wore.

He bowed his head, and bent his knee
Upon the Monarch's silken stool;
His pleading voice arose: "O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!"
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Re: Exodus 90
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 01:37:56 PM »
I am currently doing it right now with a group of other men. I don't follow it to its entirety though, because if that were the case I wouldn't be able to be on here.  ;D I've found it helpful in realizing how attached I was to certain things, and in that sense, it has helped me to grow.
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Re: Exodus 90
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2020, 07:35:00 AM »
Has anyone participated in this?  I'm curious about peoples opinions.

I have a number of friends who have participated in it.  One of our Novices now, also did the program before becoming a Novice.

A lot depends on the person doing it and why they are doing it.

If you have access to a good spiritual director then I think it is more helpful to go that route, than Exodus 90 or to do Exodus 90 with his direction while in it.  When we sin, we become distorted, Exodus 90 proposes abstinence and penances that are helpful at straightening out many men, but not all men.  For example, if you don't drink alcohol frequently, don't watch sports, regularly exercise, have an adult tastes in food and so forth then the program may not be particularly well suited to developing in you the virtue of penance.  If a person does drink to much and watch too much sports, and they do exodus 90 because they want to please God (or at least that is one of their motivations) then I think it can be a good program. 

I don't like the program being promoted like some do as if it was a challenge coin.  We can (as almost in all things) do it to peacock in front of men, or perhaps already have these virtues but just want to show off how disciplined/faithful/manly they are in a group setting, then it could be bad.

If you can a personalized prayer rule, a sharing of both what one does and does not do (that is what entertainments, company and so forth you keep), and frequent confession with a spiritual director is going to tailor something more specific to helping an individual grow in holiness.

"Let me, however, beg of Your Beatitude...
not to think so much of what I have written, as of my good and kind intentions. Please look for the truths of which I speak rather than for beauty of expression. Where I do not come up to your expectations, pardon me, and put my shortcomings down, please, to lack of time and stress of business." St. Bonaventure, From the Preface of Holiness of Life.

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