THE SERVANT GENERAL
OUR THEME FOR 2011
THE CALL TO EVANGELIZATION
December 29, 2010
are now just two days away from the end of the year. The season
of rest is about to end. We have been refreshed. We have welcomed
Jesus who is the Savior. We have reflected on why he came
into the world. Since there is much work to be done, we must
hit the ground running in 2011.
are an evangelistic and missionary community. We exist to
evangelize. Our reason for being is to become God’s
instruments to bring the good news of salvation in Jesus to
the whole world. This is awesome work, the very divine work
of God. As such, we look to God’s strength.
God indeed is Almighty and Omnipotent. “Great is the
Lord” (Ps 96:4a). He is Creator, who “made the
heavens.” (Ps 96:5b). “Splendor and power go before
him; power and grandeur are in his holy place.” (Ps
96:6). As such, He is “to be feared above all gods.”
(Ps 96:4b). To God we owe awe.
what is God’s intent? For the whole world to know Him
and praise Him for His glory. For His salvation to be experienced
in the lives of people. How will this happen? Awesome God
that He is, He depends on His people. It is we who proclaim
Him and “announce his salvation” (Ps 96:2b).
are called to do rapid, massive and worldwide evangelization.
God’s intent is to reach “all the earth ... among
the nations, among all peoples” (Ps 96:1b,3b). Thus
we are to give our all in this work. There is much that needs
to be done. We are to “announce his salvation day after
day.” (Ps 96:2b). In season or out of season. Without
let-up. We are to be tireless and relentless workers for the
Kingdom. This is our privilege; this is our responsibility.
A new year is coming, but the same work that we have been
doing for almost 30 years continues. We “sing to the
Lord a new song” (Ps 96:1a), but we simply continue
to live out our original charism, given at the very start.
We have relied on God’s strength, but now we appreciate
more what that really means, and so now, more than ever before,
our God will be our strength.
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