THE SERVANT GENERAL
ON EVANGELIZATION AND MISSION
EXPECTING AND REQUIRING MUCH
October 21, 2015
Today’s gospel: Luke 12:39-48
We are all servants of our Master Jesus. We are to do what
he wants us to do. One thing he most wants us to do is to
proclaim the gospel of salvation in him. This was in fact
his final marching orders to his disciples before he ascended
whole Church is missionary, and all Christians are supposed
to be witnesses and evangelizers. We must share Christ. However,
there are those persons and groups that are specifically and
especially called to evangelization and mission. We in CFC-FFL
34 years, God has given us much. We grew in numbers, we were
at one time present in 160 countries, we were officially recognized
by the Vatican. Even today, God gives us so much. One thing
He has given us is a new methodology of doing rapid and massive
evangelization, and that is LCSC. This is a concrete response
to the New Evangelization and a way by which the 99 lost sheep
might be found and brought back.
we see that God has given us very important and crucial work.
And having given us much, He expects and requires much from
us. “Much will be required of the person entrusted with
much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted
with more.” (v.48b). More and still more will be demanded.
no CFC-FFL member can say that he does not know what our task
is and what is expected of him. We have after all been pounding
and expounding on our life and mission in so many ways through
the years. If we do not respond accordingly, then we will
be punished. “That servant who knew his master’s
will but did not make preparations nor act in accord with
his will shall be beaten severely” (v.47). Punished?
Nay, we will be beaten severely! Why? Because this work of
God is so important and is so crucial to saving souls.
there are those among us who might understand the call, but
somehow not act decisively on it. There are various aspects
are those who have grown complacent, knowing Jesus will
return but since he has not, have also not acted with urgency.
That “servant says to himself, ‘My master is
delayed in coming’” (v.45a).
are those who would prefer not to get dirty or troubled
by going on to mission but would rather sip piña
coladas at the Country Club. They are those who “eat
and drink and get drunk.” (v.45c).
are those who malign their fellow servants and cause dissent
and disunity in the body. They “beat the menservants
and the maidservants” (v.45b).
What will happen to the above when Jesus returns? Jesus our
Master “will punish him severely and assign him a place
with the unfaithful.” (v.46b). What then must we do?
We must be “the faithful and prudent steward whom the
master will put in charge ....” (v.42a) of his all-important
in CFC-FFL have been called, chosen, equipped, empowered and
privileged. Much depends on how we respond. The Master depends
on us to get his will done. We have a grave responsibility.
There is no time to lose. This is because there are so many
souls to be won and we do not know how much time we have to
do so. “You also must be prepared, for at an hour you
do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” (v.40).
we be found faithful when Jesus returns. “Blessed is
that servant whom his master on arrival finds doing so.”
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