THE SERVANT GENERAL
NEW YEAR MESSAGE
BE MERCIFUL a.k.a. BE PERFECT
It is the Year of Mercy. This will be a special challenge
to us in our life and work. Jesus wants us to be as he is.
He washes the feet of his disciples; we are to do the same.
He forgives us our sins; we are to forgive others as well.
He loves unilaterally and unconditionally; so too are we expected
to do. He is rich in mercy; that is what is to characterize
us as well.
sending His own Son into the world was an act of great mercy.
Jesus’ winning for us our salvation on the cross was
undeserved mercy for us. We were dead in sin, but God brought
us life, even as we continue to transgress God’s ways.
Oh, the inscrutable mercy of our God!
is more. God intends for us to spend eternity with Him in
heaven. Thus He prepares us on earth by granting us the grace
to grow in holiness and Christian perfection. We are to be
perfect as the heavenly Father is perfect (Mt 5:48); we are
to be merciful as our Father is merciful (Lk 6:36).
need to learn mercy, and then we need to help teach the world.
It starts with the proclamation of the gospel. We share Christ
so that people would meet and know Christ, and thenceforth
start to live Christ. This is a life of love, holiness, perfection,
mercy. It is a life empowered by the Holy Spirit. It is a
life that can help change the world.
I thank you for all the work and witness you did last year.
Regardless of how our mission moved forward, the first and
foremost beneficiary is you yourself. Have you lived your
life for God? Then, whatever the circumstance in your life,
you have been blessed.
want to share such blessing. With many others. To the ends
of the earth.
our loving and merciful God continue to keep you secure in
His care, and use you as His special instrument this year,
Happy New Year! God bless you all.