Personal Relationships

A stepwise process of forgiving others by the love of Christ

Forgiving others in our lives is very important for us despite the inner wounds that are caused by them. We are all created in the image and likeness of God, and he has created us to love others. The most significant example of forgiving one’s brothers is in the Old Testament when Joseph forgives his brothers even after they sold him into slavery to the Egyptians. (Genesis 45:1-15). When we are wronged, we can either respond by seeking revenge or we can choose to forgive. If we choose revenge, our lives will be consumed by anger, self-pity and hatred. When vengeance is sought, it still leaves one unsatisfied and empty for one cannot recover a lost friendship or relationship or a lost loved one. However, forgiveness allows us to shift our focus from an individual and move on. Eventually, it bestows us with inner peace within our hearts. Forgiving others is rewarding to the person who does so, and even to the one who receives forgiveness. It can also set a chain of positive events for him/her to do the same to others.
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Sharings

Communion on my Tongue

Though I know the practice of receiving communion in the hand was adopted and approved by the Second Vatican Council, I personally prefer to receive communion on my tongue. The reasons are –

  1. “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.”

    Every time I utter this prayer before receiving communion, I feel a strong desire to claim God’s love and make myself worthy of His love.

  2. I personally felt that the priest who offered the sacrifice on the altar was worthy to touch the communion while I was not. So I preferred to take communion on my tongue directly from the priest’s holy hand


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Faith at Work

Life of a Community

Many wonder why we in CFCI have made a commitment to live as a Covenant Community.

God is a community of three persons living in Eternal Unity and Communion of Love. We are created purely to share in this eternal communion of Love. Community is God’s desire for us. Individualism is not part of God’s design. Everyone: Youth, Single or Married, needs community.
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