Updated: Apr 1, 2022
We are called to be people of joy, rejoicing and celebrating life, family, relationship and community, not people living in despair and hopelessness. We should be united always, reaching out and accompanying each other in our victories and setbacks, achievements and frustrations, joys and sorrows, and strengths and weaknesses. Let us unite, be in one mind and heart in pursuing our mission of evangelization, formation and renewal.
Let us celebrate with gratitude our life and relationship within our own families and community.
Do I rejoice and celebrate life and relationships in my family and community even during times of difficulties, struggles, sickness and setbacks in life believing it is during these times when Jesus is most present in me and shares with my sufferings? Or do I focus on them forgetting Jesus’ promise that He is always with me, and He will not abandon or forsake me?
As a leader, do I share my joy, difficulties, struggles and setbacks in life and how the Lord
helped me in trials and challenges I have faced in life? Do we share in our Household meetings the blessings we received from God?
II. “Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous ones; and shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.” Ps32:11
As members and leaders of CFCA, we ought to be the prophetic voice of our community, the beacon of hope to our members and leaders, the light glowing in the dark to our families and the calming spirit to our friends and neighbours. We are called to be the light for the world, the salt of the earth and the bearer of Good News.
How do others see me as a ‘renewed Christian’?
As a leader, am I a prophetic voice and a beacon of hope to my members? Or am I a prophet of doom and gloom? Do I focus more on the negatives rather than the positives? Do I see problems to every solution rather than the solutions to every problem? Am I more of a pessimist or optimist?
For me as a member or leader in CFCA and a renewed Christian, do people see me as a light glowing in the dark and a calming spirit? Or am I still living in the dark? Are my words uplifting, edifying, encouraging and inspiring?