Consecrated to God

When Jesus went back to heaven He left us to continue his work.

“As you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world.” (Jn 17:18).

However the scale is much greater now.

But we need not fear the impending spiritual warfare as Christ has already made provisions for us. Christ constantly prays to the Father to protect us

“Holy Father, keep them in your name that you have given me” (Jn 17:11b).

We are consecrated in God’s word and truth, as we proclaim it to the nations while also being consecrated in Christ Himself, which give us the privilege of becoming His instruments

“When I was with them I protected them in your name that you gave me, and I guarded them, and none of them were lost” (Jn 17:12a)

We are now left to respond to this call and claim this protection as citizens of the Kingdom – called to a life of holiness. Knowing fully well that the world hates us, we should be prepared to show love while living in the truth of God’s word. We must stay firm for the cause of Christ and strive for unity with other Christians in the Spirit, in spite of disagreements.

As new evangelists we are called to prepare for Christ’s second coming, remaining under God’s protection and rejoicing in the privilege given to us.

“I do not ask that you take them out of the world but that you keep them from the evil one.” (Jn 17:15).

Let us begin the work with joyful and grateful hearts of new evangelisation.
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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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