The name and devise are always given in a closing conference, which sums up their experience, and expands on and gives a context to their new name. The conference is personal to the group, arising from what they have lived and shared, but it is shared with the rest of the congregation as it contains insights and calls for all of us.
So which aspect of Jesus' Heart, of his way of loving, am I called to BE?
For the first part I go immediately to my own name, received in June 2003: The Open and Welcoming Heart of Jesus. It is a multi-layered, multi-faceted call which I find myself going deeper and deeper into each year, with new insights, new layers, new ways of understanding and living this call. And within that is Jesus' way of loving, and here I find myself reflecting anew on my experience and understanding of this love, at once tender and generous, patient and strong. It needs further reflection, further prayer, maybe even the outlet of further writing to help me fully understand this new insight which will accompany me into my new decade of life.
And meanwhile, I leave you all with the same question: which aspect of Jesus' Heart, of Jesus' way of loving, are you called to BE for others?
(And if you feel able to share, please do!)