FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL


OUR THEME FOR 2018

(Part 48)


BEARING GREAT FRUIT – 3

 

May 14, 2018

Today’s gospel: John 15:9-17

 

We are destined for greatness because God chose us and sends us forth to do His work. Jesus says, “It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain” (v.16a). To be chosen by God is such a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. God has made Himself dependent upon His people to do His divine work.

We are to “bear fruit that will remain.” What ultimately remains is eternity. This brings us to the four last things, which in Christian eschatology, are death, judgment, heaven and hell. We will all die and everything will pass away. When we die, we are subject to judgment by God. In this there are only two outcomes: we either go to hell or to heaven (with Purgatory as transit). We will remain in that state forever.

Thus the most important thing is salvation. This is why the Father sent His very own Son to suffer and die for us, so that we might have the opportunity to make it to heaven. Thus the most important work of the body of Christ, the Church, is to help bring people to salvation. This is the work of evangelization and mission. Thus we are commissioned to go and proclaim the good news to all and to make disciples of the nations. This is fruit that remains.

What greater work could there be? What greater task could the Church have?

Now all of this is about God’s love. For God loved the world so that He sent His only Son so that with belief in Jesus we might attain to eternal life. We in turn are to manifest that same love. Thus Jesus commands us to love one another (v.12,17), and showed the way through his self-sacrificial love (v.13).

The work of evangelization is all about love. It is our love for God who loves us, who does not want anyone to be lost. It is our love for others, as the greatest gift they can receive is that of salvation. It is our love for the world, for peace and justice can reign only if the hearts of people are converted and the world turns to Jesus. It is our love for our families, as our children and grandchildren can only ultimately be protected and cared for if the world around them is less antagonistic to faith, family and life.

God chose us. God appointed us. God sends us. God expects us to bear fruit that will remain. We are destined for greatness.

 

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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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