FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL
THE NEW EVANGELIZATION
JESUS’ MISSION AND OUR VISION
July 7, 2015
Today’s gospel: Matthew 9:32-38
Our mission in CFC-FFL is the very mission of Jesus. “Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and illness.” (v.35). Teaching means formation, by which the people of God are instructed and formed. Proclaiming the gospel is the work of evangelization, with special emphasis on the kerygma. Curing every disease and illness is the work of total human liberation, which is work with the poor. CFC-FFL’s three areas of focus are (1) evangelization, (2) community formation including its Family Ministries, and (3) work with the poor through the No One in Need (NONe) movement.
Our work is intended to be massive, to proclaim the gospel to all towns and villages and to cure every disease and illness. But this work, in order to truly be massive and reach the ends of the earth, ought not just be our work, but the work of our whole Church. This is the raison d’etre of LCSC. There is much to be done, with 99 of 100 sheep lost. Jesus has already won our salvation, and God has done everything in order to bring us back to God and to His Church. But they need to be reached with the gospel. “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few” (v.37a).
Jesus tells us to “ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” (v.38). Even with CFC-FFL and other evangelistic associations, there will still not be enough laborers, as there are so many to be reached, and the task is so urgent. The whole Church needs to be mobilized. The parishes need to be given an effective methodology and the proper vision for massive evangelization. This is LCSC.
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