FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL

OUR THEME FOR 2017
(Part 18)

UNITY UNDER GOD

January 1, 2017

Today’s readings:
Numbers 6:22-27
Psalm 67:2-8
Galatians 4:4-7
Luke 2:16-21


The most important aspect of unity is our all being children of God. This is the work of the Triune God--Father, Son, Holy Spirit. “As proof that you are children, God sent the spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying out, ‘Abba, Father!’” (Gal 4:6). We have been moved from out of slavery to sin and the evil one, and reintegrated into God’s family. “So you are no longer a slave but a child” (Gal 4:7a).

But many are still in slavery to sin--mammon, power, selfishness, materialism, sexual licentiousness, hedonism, greed, gossip, rivalry, factionalism, and the like. And so we, the people of God, His Church, remain divided. But Jesus has already come, as the first among brothers, to restore us to the family of God. So “when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to ransom those under the law, so that we might receive adoption.” (Gal 4:4-5). And we should be looking to the unity of the Holy Family, with “Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger.” (Lk 2:16). But we have not adequately responded.

We should be united under the Prince of Peace, but Jesus also came for division. There are those who accept him, and those who reject him. So those who accept him must work to turn around those who reject him. Those who have met and know him must share him with others. This is the work of evangelization. God wants to bless us and use us to do a mighty work of worldwide evangelization. “May God bless us still; that the ends of the earth may revere him.” (Ps 67:8). The goal is to get people to accept Jesus as Savior and Lord. “May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you!” (Ps 67:4).

The Triune God is one. The Holy Family is united. Being God’s children, we in CFC-FFL must likewise be united--in mind, heart, vision and mission. So as we start this new year, let us strive for peace, unity and order in the body. Let us use LCSC to unite our Church in the work of the New Evangelization. Let us look to less strife in the world and to greater unity. Let us look to the peace of Christ in our lives, in our families and in our communities and parishes.

For all that, I invoke the Aaronic blessing upon you all.

“The Lord bless you and keep you!
The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you!
The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace!”
(Nm 6:24-26)

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May 11, 2017


WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO

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.


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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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