FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL

OUR THEME FOR 2017
(Part 28)

BUILT INTO A SPIRITUAL HOUSE

May 14, 2017
Today’s reading: 1 Peter 2:4-9


Jesus, the suffering servant, is the cornerstone of the Church which he himself established. “The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone” (v.7b). As we accept Jesus as our Savior and Lord, we become part of that Church. “Come to him, a living stone, .... and, like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house” (v.4a,5a). We are parts of the body of Christ, which is the Church. We are to strive to be like him, to center our lives on him, to be holy as he is holy. We are “to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” (v.5b). Our lives belong to God, and we are to expend our lives in His service.

As members of the Church, we are to live out our faith in Jesus. “Therefore, its value is for you who have faith” (v.7a). If we put our faith in him, then we are to obey him in everything. Otherwise we will lose our way and go astray. “They stumble by disobeying the word” (v.8b).

To be part of Christ’s Church is such a great privilege for us all. We are chosen, we share in the priesthood of Christ, we are called to be holy as he is holy, we belong to him. “But you are ‘a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own’” (v.9a). Wow. How great is that?!

With all that, we must be one, as the body is one. We must be a spiritual house, nay, a spiritual powerhouse, empowered by the Spirit to do the work of a missionary Church. God brings us together and sends us forth, “so that you may announce the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (v.9b).

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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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