Our life finds its permanent inspiration in the Gospel of the poor and humble Christ. Scripture texts for meditation: Matthew 11:25-30; Matthew 25:31-46; Luke 1:46-56; Luke 4: 18-19; John 6:35-40; John 17:6-19; Ph 2:1-11 Supplemental readings for reflection:
70 9A - excerpts from The CLC Charism on Mission 9B – presentation by Franklin Ibanez given at the CLC World Assembly on Challenges of CLC Mission (condensed version appearing in CLC-USA Harvest Magazine) Questions for reflection and sharing: Remember that these questions are “starter” questions . In your reading, thought and prayer you may have some other point to bring to the group – so you are not limited to these questions or any that might be presented to you. 1.What in any of your reflection on General Principle 8 brings you joy? Where do you find anxiety, frustration or dismay? 2.How would you briefly write General Principle 8 in your own language to more clearly describe what it means to you? Write your version of General Principle 8 in several sentences. 3.Christ’s mission is our mission. How do you understand Christ’s mission? How would you describe Christ’s mission? 4.What are your challenges for living Christ’s mission in the world? How does CLC help in 5.Is the “review of life” or Examen something thatyou find helpful? Does it help you live 6.How would you describe your personal apostolate? How does this relate to living Christ’s 7.Are you involved in any group apostolate? How did you make the decision to undertake this apostolate? To whom are you accountable for this apostolate?
9A: Excerpt from the CLC Charism on General Mission (from CLC Charism accepted by the World CLC at Nairobi in 2005) 1. The meaning of mission 1.1. The mission of Jesus 33 76. In the Gospels, especially in that of John, Jesus is presented as the One sent by the Father. Being sent is precisely what gives sense to His life and His presence among us, so that we can't understand the person of Jesus except through this mission that the Father has entrusted to Him. On the other hand, mission is not something belonging to Jesus; it is a gift he has received from the Father. 34 77. Jesus lives this mission in total communion with the Father. 35 For this reason, the most intimate reality of Jesus is being Son. His life is the Father's, given to Him by the Father. 36 It is a life He will give to humankind, thus believers will be those who live with the Son's life. 37 78. The mission of Jesus the Son is that which the Father has entrusted to Him. Jesus knows that He is not the proprietor of this mission: He has not come into this world "on His own" but in order to carry out His mission, because the Father and He are one, and live in full communion with the Spirit (God is Trinity and is Communion).
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