But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.” (2 Tim 4:5)
“Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.” (1 Cor4:1-2)
Be watchful in all things:
We need to be watchful and have our eyes open to the things happening in our families, community, and our members. We need to be watchful and have our eyes open to the opportunities to be of help to our love ones and brothers and sisters in the community. We need to be sensitive to their needs, struggles, and challenges in life. We need to accompany them in their life.
We also need to be watchful and have our eyes open to the opportunities to evangelize our family members, friends, neighbours, co-workers, and co-parishioners.
Endure afflictions and hardships:
CFCA is our life and there will be afflictions and hardships. Although there are plenty of wonderful blessings and beautiful spiritual experiences in being with CFCA and in serving our brothers and sisters, there will be hardships and afflictions to be endured. That is the price of discipleship.
Discharge of our duties in CFCA:
There may be many reasons why we were unable to fulfil our roles in CFCA. It could be fear, unbelief; to the community or certain leaders, the cares of the world, discouragement, hurts, or sins. However, we are called to persevere, to be patient and overcome these obstacles to our service and involvement in the activities of CFCA.
Servants of Christ and steward of the mysteries of God:
We are called by Jesus, so we are His servants. It is a privilege to be servants of Jesus, to serve under His guidance and wisdom.
It is also a privilege to be stewards of the mysteries of God, the mysteries that He slowly but surely continue to reveal to us.
As servants of Jesus and stewards of the mysteries of God, we need to be faithful to Him.
As leaders we are the SAS, “Servants Among Servants”.
Are you always interested in what’s happening in your family, your spouse, children, parents, and relatives? Do you know how they are feeling and what they are going through?
Are you always interested in the other members of your Household? Do you know how they are feeling and what they are going through? Do you reach out to them especially if you are their leader? Do you accompany them in their life?
Are you always interested in what’s happening in our community? Do you get involved or do you simply sit on the bench and watch others to do all the work?
As leaders, are you willing to endure hardships and afflictions in service? Do you always persevere or simply ignore these hardships and afflictions?
Do you patiently discharge all your duties at home, at work, and community? Or do you grumble and not persevere?
Do you consider it a privilege and honour to serve God? Do you consider it a privilege to be stewards of the mysteries of God? As stewards and servants among servants, do you always act to the best interest of the Master?