Dear CFC USA Family:
Do you really want to LOVE MORE?
In the preceding months, we have been challenged to love more…our GG (God’s Gift, our spouse), our family, our fathers, Jesus Christ, the Priests/Religious. Probably not very hard to do since they are those we are supposed to love, easy to love and those we probably already love.
In this month’s ROH, we are further challenged. Luke 6:32-36 states:
For if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do the same. If you lend money to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit [is] that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, and get back the same amount. But rather, love your enemies and do good to them, and lend expecting nothing back; then your reward will be great and you will be children of the Most High, for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful, just as [also] your Father is merciful.
Yes, this month, we are asked to do…the POSSIBLE…with God’s grace. Loving your enemies and praying for them is directly related to mercy and forgiveness. This is a supernatural grace that only God can give to those who are willing to receive it! “Supernatural” means that it goes beyond our natural powers to achieve.
In addition to the teaching FORGIVE AND SET THE PRISONER FREE, do not miss reading the life changing story of St Maria Goretti (Saint of the Month), and reflecting on the powerful song “Forgiveness” by Matthew West (Song of the Month) as well as the deeply moving story behind the song (Media of the Month).
Experience true freedom. Release the prisoner. FORGIVE as you have been forgiven. For all you know, the prisoner is YOU!
In Christ through Mary,
Bro. Toffee Jeturian
p.s. This month’s ROH is dedicated in loving memory of Francisco Ignacio, my father in law who passed away on September 11, 2015. We love you and will miss you, Daddy Paquito. Rest in peace.