A return to Pentecost

Jesus equips and empowers us all by giving us the Holy Spirit-

“Receive the Holy Spirit.” (Jn 20:22b).

But, as Catholics, are we living our lives empowered by the Spirit? Do we still experience the vibrant presence of God? Unless we experience a renewed infilling of the Spirit in our lives and subsequently, a renewed outpouring of the Spirit through the work of the whole Church, there will be a lack of evangelization throughout, to the ends of the earth. We must experience a modern Pentecost in which the Holy Spirit energizes us so that we can make a bold outreach.

To carry on the work of the New Evangelization we need to know that we are commissioned, that we ought to respond accordingly, and that we are equipped and empowered in the Holy Spirit. We are also to be baptized in the Spirit, and to understand and use our charismatic gifts.

Are we ready to surrender to God’s direction? Let us respond to Him, as we continue to pray,

“Send forth your spirit …and you renew the face of the earth.” (Ps 104:30).

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About Frank Padilla

Founder of the Couples for Christ (CFC) community. Way back in 1981, CFC was started through the initiative of the Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon Community (LNP). In January 1981, LNP gathered 16 couples who went through a Life in the Spirit Seminar, with the intent of bringing them into LNP. But instead they were kept together for a few months after the program, until it was decided that a new group would be established to emphasize family life renewal. It would be an outreach of LNP. Frank and Gerry Padilla were among the 16 couples that became members in June of 1981 when CFC was born. Frank quickly emerged to be a top leader, and in 1985, he was already the Executive Director, running the day-to-day work of the whole community. In 1986 he went full-time for CFC and has been serving the community since, through two separate splits the community saw. Today he serves as the Servant General of CFC-FFL (Couples for Christ-Foundation for Family and Life). Know more about the founder at CFC-FFL

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