FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL

OUR THEME FOR 2017
(Part 24)

FOR OR AGAINST GOD

March 23, 2017
Today’s gospel: Luke 11:14-23


Jesus laid forth a basic principle of unity, or rather disunity. “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste and house will fall against house.” (v.17b). If a Christian community or parish or the Church herself is fragmented, with factions within the one body against another, it will not stand. It will be weakened and even overcome by the enemy.

This is important to realize as we do God’s work, especially the work of evangelization, which engages us in spiritual war, in direct conflict with the evil one. The enemy is united in its resolve to destroy what is of God. The enemy is focused, deliberate, persistent. The enemy is strong. And the evil one is expert in fomenting strife and disunity among our ranks.

On our own, even if we were united, we cannot withstand the assaults of the evil one. But praise be to God that we are on the side of Christ, who is the stronger man. “But when one stronger than he attacks and overcomes him, he takes away the armor on which he relied and distributes the spoils.” (v.22). Jesus has already overcome the strong enemy.

So are we really on the side of Christ? Are we actively on the side of Christ? Are we striving for holiness? Are we engaged in spiritual warfare? Our position can only be either-or. We cannot be lukewarm, neither hot nor cold. Jesus himself tells us, “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” (v.23). If we do not engage in the work of evangelization, striving to gather the lost sheep, then we participate in the work of the enemy, who keeps them scattered.

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What's Happening?


CLS6 Orientation Training

Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School 3200 Kennedy Road Scarborough

June 24, 9 am - 5 pm


Kids Congress

Bingeman Camping Resort Kitchener July 14-16


Martyrs Shrine Pilgrimage

16163 Highway 12 West Midland August 5


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.


LUMEN FIDEI OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF FRANCIS  


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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