Way Forward #7
New Year Message
dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
new year is upon us! If the favors and mercies of
the Lord are renewed each morning (Lam 3:22-23), how
much more with a new year! Great is the faithfulness
of our God, and we look forward to a year of great
blessings from a great God.
was a wonderful year. Your eyebrows may be raised
with that statement, because last year was the year
CFC was plunged into crisis and there was a split
in our ranks. But it had to happen. God needed to
bring us back to our authentic calling. The veering
away had wreaked havoc on us and our work, resulting
in the loss of many members. But God in His love for
us brought us back, impressed upon us the utmost need
for fidelity to our covenant, and gave us the grace
we are restored to our original charism, that of family
life and evangelization. Now we have learned the lessons
of Lamentations, and hopefully will no longer repeat
our mistakes. Now we are freed of the shackles of
infidelity, of disrespect to Church authority, of
disinformation and untruths. Lamentations has purified
us. Now we can be who we truly are, families in the
Holy Spirit that will be used by God to do our share
in renewing the face of the earth.
am truly excited for what lies ahead for us in this
new year. Our brethren in CFC-FFL are too. Because
we are restored to covenant fidelity and to our authentic
charism, we can look forward to the Lord’s anointing,
for it is He who works in and through us, and just
needs a worthy and fitting vessel. Let us live our
lives such that we indeed will be worthy. As we do
so, I look forward to the return of empowerment in
the Holy Spirit upon our life and work.
us all support one another in living out this wonderful
calling—to holiness, to discipleship, to the
mission given us. Always fix your eyes on Jesus, and
never be afraid. God is with us, until the end of
you for all you did for the Lord last 2007. Always
remember that the Lord is never outdone in generosity.
Look forward to His bountiful blessings in this new
year 2008. And share those blessings with many others.
the Lord guide us all, and bring us to the fullness
of love, peace and joy. Have a happy, prosperous,
blessed and Spirit-filled new year.
brother in Christ,
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