THE SERVANT GENERAL
OUR THEME FOR 2011
NOW IS THE ACCEPTABLE TIME!
Today’s reading: 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2
is Ash Wednesday, and we start the season of Lent. It is
a time of repentance and restoration. It is a time to be
brought back to God’s plan and intent for our lives.
It is a time to turn away from our sinful ways, including
our disobedience to God’s call to us, individually
and as a community.
now is the day of salvation.” (2 Cor 6:2c)
are for Christ and we proclaim Christ and the salvation
that he has brought. We are an evangelistic and missionary
community. We have been commissioned by Jesus to bring the
good news of salvation to the whole world. This is the very
reason for our existence. If we do not evangelize widely
and massively, then we are not living up to our calling.
the same time, it is as we live the live of community, being
faithful to our covenant, and as we do the work of evangelization,
that we ourselves grow in personal holiness and continue
along the path to Christian perfection. Our Christian community
of CFC-FFL is the environment given to us by God by which
we are to continue growing in the Spirit.
But this whole God-given set-up is threatened. By sin. By
infidelity. By lukewarmness. By not realizing the fullness
of God’s work in and through us. God is about a mighty
work in the world, and we are privileged to be a part of
it. If we obey God’s call, we will be blessed tremendously.
If we do not, we stand accursed.
we are going to face the crossroad. The blessing or the
curse. Life or death. Soaring in God’s strength or
wilting in the flesh.
is still time to do what is right and pleasing to God. This
time of Lent is God’s special gift to us, as we approach
the crossroad, giving us the opportunity to assess where
we are, and where we ought to be.
now is a very acceptable time” (2 Cor 6:2b)
The time, if we are still not doing what is right, is NOW!