(Part 54)


October 16, 2014
Today’s reading: Ephesians 1:3-10

We have a two-fold calling, conforming to the internal and external dimensions of our life in Christ. First, we are called to holiness. Second, we are called to mission. Such is the eternal plan of God, from even before we were born. Paul tells us that God “chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him.” (v.4). That’s destiny! God intends for us to be saints, “the holy ones who are faithful in Christ Jesus” (v.1b).

God works in us so that we in turn might work in and through Him. We are sent forth. We are all to be like “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God” (v.1a). And what is God’s intent in doing this? Well, God send His Son Jesus to redeem us. “In him we have redemption by his blood, the forgiveness of transgressions, in accord with the riches of his grace” (v.7). Such salvation is intended by God for all. Indeed, it is His “plan for the fullness of times, to sum up all things in Christ, in heaven and on earth.” (v.10). God desires all people to be brought under the lordship of Jesus and thus be saved.

How can this happen? It happens as those who already live Christ go forth, as apostles, to share Christ. They are to go forth as witnesses and warriors. It is as they proclaim the gospel that people can be brought to faith in Jesus.

This is the mystery of salvation. That God would become man and suffer and die for us. That man would be used to do divine work. That the salvation won for all by Jesus on the cross would be brought forth by mere human instruments. Indeed, God “has made known to us the mystery of his will in accord with his favor that he set forth in him” (v.9). God has already made His will known to us. We are to be saints, and we are to be apostles.

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Through all of our 29 years, we have spoken much of our vision and mission, who we are, what we are called to do. We know that we are an evangelistic and missionary community. This has been true from the very beginning and has never changed. We do our work within the context of family renewal. That is one distinct factor that distinguishes us from other renewal movements.
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The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. The Eucharist is the greatest gift God gives to His people. The Eucharist is our path to holiness and Christian perfection. The Eucharist is crucial to our work of the New Evangelization. We must have greater understanding and appreciation of the Eucharist, so that we can go forth and truly be effective witnesses to salvation in Jesus.

Servant leadership is crucial to our work of building up community and of doing a massive work of evangelization. Unfortunately, many who are leaders in our Church today may not have the heart of a servant. But Jesus, our Lord and Master, came not to be served but to serve. He is our main model.


CBCP Gives Recognition to CFC- FFL

The Episcopal Commission on the Laity (ECLA) of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the  Philippines (CBCP) has given formal recognition to the Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFC FFL) as a National Private Association of the Lay Faithful. 

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CFC FFL Gets Ecclesiastical Recognition

The Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan has given Ecclesiastical Recognition to the Couples for Christ Foundation for Family & Life on November 17, 2009.  Click on the image below to view the Ecclesiastical Recognition document.

CFC-FFL Servant General Re-Appointed to the Pontifical Council of Family

After having been re-appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to the Pontifical Council for the Family, the Padillas admitted that they are facing truckload of works to do with the Council given the numerous attacks being directed against the Church's doctrines on family and life. 

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