FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL

OUR THEME FOR 2015
(Part 6)

GIVING ALMS

October 14, 2014
Today’s gospel: Luke 11:37-41


Many Christians are legalistic in their observance of faith, but are basically just going through the correct motions, but without the appropriate interior disposition. Many Catholics in fact, including those who go to Sunday Mass and receive communion, are into serious sin. They are Pharisaic and hypocritical. “Oh you Pharisees! Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, inside you are filled with plunder and evil.” (v.39).

In this, they deceive themselves into thinking that they are pleasing to God. But God sees not what is superficial but what is within. As such, they stand condemned. “You fools! Did not the maker of the outside also make the inside?” (v.40).

What is one powerful way by which we can be clean inside, that is, holy? It is to give alms. “But as to what is within, give alms, and behold, everything will be clean for you.” (v.41). Giving alms touches what is in the depth of our being, because it is being loving and considerate of the least, those who are nobodies, those who have nothing to give us in return. The world neglects and disdains the poor, as they seem to be of no use but are instead a burden to society. Thus those who care for the poor manifest the highest form of love, akin to loving one’s enemy. As what we do for the least of our brethren is also what we do to Christ, then we can be assured that we are well on our way to holiness. We are made clean.

Just be sincere and do not help the poor just for show or for some hidden agenda. Otherwise, you would still be Pharisaic. And you would be a fool.

 


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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.

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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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