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FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL
 

FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL

NEW YEAR MESSAGE

GO FORTH IN POWER

January 1, 2014

Happy new year!

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.”

Indeed 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 yourselves!

Aside 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.

In 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!

God 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 at hand.

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. Thank you.

For 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.

May we all have a Spirit-filled and extremely productive new year. And may our Lord continue to bless each and everyone of you.

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