I am in awe of Pete Vere's simple yet profound insights posted here. What he may or may not know (not having been a member of the Movement himself) is the impact of the language he uses, specifically the "Legion-speak." The hook (of pride?) that hoisted many of us into Regnum Christi and nailed us there was the "unique privilege" of being a "co-founder." Imagine the thrill of walking with Saint Francis, Saint Dominic or any other founder of a religious community. It was a rare gift to be on site when spiritual history was in the making, and to be alive while MM was alive gave us that extraordinary opportunity which would soon pass. (Goodness, even typing this, it sounds like an infomercial: "Hurry, offer ends soon!"
Pete reminds us that everyone is a co-founder of sorts in his own family, filling a spot that no one else can, providing tailored love, support, resources, and guidance that our dear ones need and deserve. (Sure, he took a break to take his kids to the races, and even while typing this post, I was interrupted to arrange an ice-cream rendez-vous with various children downtown -- that's what family priorities are about.)
My husband and I are co-founders of something marvelous -- as are all married couples. It may be that I allowed Regnum Christi to feed my inordinate pride that ought to be confessed, not encouraged. (Just me, folks; I'm not casting aspersions on anyone but the girl in the mirror.)
[And yes, I'm cognisent of the combox message on another thread that reminds us not to use Legion language in the family. We don't need the word "co-founder" in this case, but I'm pointing out the power of language.]