This hunger is satisfied in friendship with Jesus Christ—a friendship that leads to community in his Church and to fruitful sharing of love and care with those in need. Another way to describe this friendship is the invitation to become a missionary disciple of and for Jesus Christ. Youth and young adults begin their discipleship journey in baptism and continue on that journey when they come to love Christ and follow His ways. They become missionary disciples when they seek to witness and serve those most in need, beginning with those closest to them.
Mama and I feel a range of emotions.
The reboot is here. We sincerely thank you for your patience in waiting for the reboot. We appreciate the trust and confidence that you have placed in Mama and me. We know that the wait has been difficult, and we consider that a personal gift of love, as well as a manifestation of your deep trust in Jesus.
Our prayer is that the changes being initiated with the reboot will result in blessings, peace, joy, and growth in each of our lives individually and in the Family as a whole. This was what the Lord indicated, and He was right.
There are many changes, and they will run deep.
You may have felt disappointed. Perhaps you felt that the changes were overhyped and underdelivered. This is not that type of change. The changes that accompany our Family reboot are significant ones.
In our assessment, these changes surpass any other changes in our Family history. The very nature of the Family as a movement must sustain change. In turn, those fundamental changes to our organization will result in personal changes for and within each of us as we examine our personal convictions and adapt our priorities, values, and approach to serving the Lord.
Hence, the reboot is presenting all of us with massive change. What was the tipping point? Considering the nature and scope of the changes, you may wonder, What caused the move toward these drastic changes?
What was the moment or event that brought a change in thinking? What triggered it all? The truth is, I had no such epiphany. There was no burning bush experience. Dad had many outright revelations, often in the form of visions and dreams. The Lord frequently spoke to him in such ways.
The Lord has chosen to communicate with us through other means. The way we follow God, the means through which we discover His leading, and the manner in which we lead the Family is less dramatic and of a more practical nature. It generally comes about through a combination of leadings from the Lord, counsel, deliberation, seeking His guidance and confirmation in prophecy, research, experimentation, etc.
If I were pressed to identify one turning point, it would have been when this simple sentence settled into my heart. I imagine that those who attended the countless change program meetings and discussions might have tired of hearing that saying, but it helped us to break out of old thinking and to stay the course of far-reaching change, especially when things were personally difficult and our faith was tested.
So, to answer the question: It was a process, not a moment. Our journey In Februarywe launched the Offensive. At the onset of planning the Offensive, the Lord told us that it would be a catalyst for change in the Family.
As the Offensive launched, it became clear that in order for the Offensive to be successful, we would have to make significant changes in our Family lifestyle and culture.
Thus began our journey of discovery. The key word being journey. There was no instant enlightenment. While there would have been no fuss from us had God chosen to deliver the reboot package to us ready-made, the truth is this: We had to go on the change journey, as did the whole Family.
Perhaps our change journey started a little earlier than yours, but it has been no less a journey.Accompanying Youth and Young Adults on Their Journey as Missionary Disciples. Home | Offices | Store Pew Forum indicate that there is a widespread spiritual hunger in our society – a quest for meaning and for a deeply personal experience of God and of community.
The Catholic Church has the answers to their questions and to their longings. 1. Knowing your purpose gives meaning to your life.
Paul writes: “I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.” (Philippians ). “Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance ” The greatest tragedy is not death.
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Behold, God makes all things new! (cf. Rev. ) This is the theme of the recently-concluded Philippine Conference on New Evangelization (PCNE) held at the University of Santo Tomas last October There were over 5, participants from various dioceses and organizations around the Philippines who attended this successful event.
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