7 results for month: 09/2015


EN LA VIDA Y EN LA MUERTE

Hace unos días, en un artículo publicado el jueves, compartimos una frase sencilla y profunda que invita a razonar desde el inicio de la humanidad. La frase hacía sobresalir la importancia de la vida, su hermosura. La belleza de la creación en el mismo “principio” deja ver la bondad, la intencionalidad, la “gracia” de ser, de ser creado, de ser humano. ¿Podemos recordar que cuando Dios besó a la existencia a las personas, “vio que era muy bueno”? Cualquier retrato que se haya creado o imagen que se pretenda mostrar de este proceso, deberá incluir -por lo menos- un acercamiento físico íntimo entre Dios y sus criaturas. ¡Esa es la ...

A Good Year for Leadership Development

Leadership Development is one of those things that takes a long time. People need to learn the skills to lead, and develop the tools to move from good intentions to effective outcomes. At CMT Guatemala we believe that training is key to the leadership development process. Training allows us to get knowledge we can apply to our context. In the past nine months we have had a wonderful space to create opportunities for leadership development. We had the blessing to work with 20 leaders who represented 10 different organizations. These leaders came to us because they wanted to increase their capacity and serve their communities in a better way. We ...

SPEAKING OF INTENTIONALITY

One of the things I have learned the most in these couple of years is that being intentional requires lots of time, trust, discernment, and a deep belief that what you are doing will be for the benefit of others. What I mean is not a formula for success in anyway; it´s just what I´ve learned in the process of meeting people, developing relationships, and getting to know that ones ideas can be even better when they link with others. A little bit more than two years ago -by February of 2013- I received an email of a Professor “wondering” if I could be interested in knowing about a worldwide ministry called Alpha. My first thought was, “Eh… ...

ONCE UPON A TIME…

Normally, fairy tales begin with the phrase “Once upon a time”. Those tales typically feature characters that come from imagination and become real. They have made us dream, sigh, and believe that stories can also be told with an inspirational perspective. So, that´s why the story I´m about to share with you begins with that phrase: It began long, long, long time ago. It began more than 30 years ago; when things where so different, so beautiful, not complicated. The story begins with a group of kids, friends most of them. They all knew their names, they liked to share things, they thought they could all play together. More so, their minds ...

Queremos ser exclusivos!

Recibir gracia de alguien que uno no espera es uno de los regalos más grandes que cualquier persona puede recibir. Especialmente, cuando esta gracia viene de lugares o personas que uno ha juzgado, y en muchas ocasiones rechazado. En mi caso, experimenté la gracia de un grupo de personas a quienes se me enseñó a marginar. Si, digo: “se me enseñó a marginar”, porque la forma en la que fui criado y enseñado teológicamente me decía que hay personas más, o menos merecedoras de la gracia que otras. No haré mención del grupo específico al que me refiero, puesto que para muchas personas esto sería inmediatamente una excusa para no seguir ...

THANKS and THINGS

By Steve Mann I have stood on hilltops looking down into lush valleys. Such views are usually striking in their beauty, inspiring awe and wonder at God’s hand in creation. This certainly was not my reaction as I stood on a hilltop in Guatemala City, overlooking the forty acres that serve as the city dump. The dump is nestled in a valley surrounded by trees, cliffs, mud slides, and homes. In many ways this should be an idyllic setting. But what the mind imagines and what it is forced to actually comprehend are sometimes very different.   It was a view unlike any other I had experienced and one which I am still struggling to understand. Words ...

El Drama del Abrazo

Cuando era niño una de las cosas más difíciles era pedir o dar perdón a mis hermanos después de haber hecho algo malo, o que me hicieran algo malo. Recuerdo que mi mamá me decía: “Pídale perdón a su hermano”, y luego me decía: “ahora déle un abrazo”. Por supuesto, no era fácil porque si hay algo que me caracteriza es ser un cabeza dura. Creo que la parte que más me molestaba del proceso que mi mamá nos enseñaba era la parte de abrazar de regreso cuando alguien me había hecho algo malo. (más…)