Responding to the Call

“The harvest is plenty, but the labourers are few.”- Luke 10:2

As Catholics, the laity especially are called “to participate” in proclaiming the gospel. There are so many souls thirsting for God and if they are not harvested at the right time, we may lose them to various cults, sects and fundamentalists.

When we are called to evangelise, we cannot afford to waste time by dilly-dallying or worrying about our day to day lives. Just trust in the power of God who is our provider.

“Go on your way; behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves.” (Luke 10:3)

We are the Lord’s lambs; His flock and the wolves of this world are ready to attack us. So there is a spiritual warfare going on every day for which we need to be prepared. Some wolves have infiltrated the Catholic Church leading many Catholics astray by bringing about disunity and disobedience to authority and practicing unchristian acts.

How do we go about our call to New Evangelization? If we believe that God is our strength, our provider and He will stand by us even when we face a powerful enemy, then we should also be ready to move on even though no one goes with you.
Our God depends on you so we need to respond to His call.

Read more at CFC-FFL

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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