THE SERVANT GENERAL
NEW YEAR MESSAGE
GO FORTH IN POWER
At the start of last year 2013, I had said that I was “particularly
excited about our life and work in this new year,”
and that 2013 was the year when we would “start getting
back on track on rapid and massive evangelization.”
that is what has happened, and I am even more excited looking
forward to our work this year 2014. This year, with our
theme of Empowered to Witness,
we are looking at a more massive evangelization. Prepare
from everything else we will be doing, this massive work
will be due to three things we have initiated--the Live
Christ, Share Christ (LCSC) movement that
targets lapsed Catholics through the parishes, the Live
Pure (LP) movement that will bring the message
of youth chastity to many schools, and the No
One in Need (NON) movement that will build
physical and spiritual communities among the poor. These
three movements are reflective of who we are as CFC-FFL,
and what the Lord has shown us as important in our ministry.
We have been called to (1) evangelization, (2) family renewal,
and (3) building the Church of the Poor.
In the past year I have spoken to you about our being in
the end times. While that is not to say that the Lord Jesus
is returning any time soon, that is to say that these times
are urgent, and there is no time to lose or to waste in
doing God’s work. Darkness deepens, evil abounds,
faith grows cold, assaults on the faith intensify. We must
rise up and defend faith, family and life.
the Philippines we are also racing toward the year 2021,
when the Church will celebrate 500 years of Christianity.
That is a great milestone. But for Catholics to truly celebrate,
the Church needs to grow in greater vibrancy. The years
up to 2021 are a time of special grace from God, given to
the Church to bring back her children to active and committed
faith. There is a harvest already prepared, and we are among
those workers called to bring in the harvest!
has given us much in over 32 years of ministry. God expects
much from us. This year 2014, let us respond with great
zeal to the Lord’s call, and give our all to the task
Thank you, everyone, for all you did for the Lord last year.
I know of many who worked tirelessly and even anonymously.
There are of course many more that I do not know about.
good and faithful servants, the Lord gives greater responsibilities.
That is where we are now. Let us give even more of ourselves.
Let us make the necessary sacrifices. Let us be thankful
for the privilege of serving our God. Let us rejoice always.
we all have a Spirit-filled and extremely productive new
year. And may our Lord continue to bless each and everyone