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HOPE-20 D ANSWER 4 COVID-19
On May 10, 2020 we had our first on-line youth recollection. It was a new experience for all the youth of Verbum Dei Philippines: involving CDO, Luzon, Cebu, and Olango. All perceived how Jesus continues to give us his words of hope in this time of lockdown. He also uses the social media to stay near us and in contact with us.
Included in this recollection were talks, prayers, workshops and sharing of the fruits of our prayer. Doing this online was not the same as being physically present but we could still perceive a connection among us and with God.
I want to share with you one of my experiences. During a workshop activity we had to choose a bible character to identify with. I chose Mary Magdalene because just like her I want to serve and love Jesus. Her life before meeting Christ was unfortunate and messy. Despite this, Jesus accepted and loved her. He didn't look only with his eyes but also with his heart. Similarly, Jesus accepts me and loves me even though I am full of flaws and imperfections, a sinner I myself sometimes am not able to love. I am grateful and thankful for this recollection. It reconfirms that God loves each of us just the way we are.
Guys and girls, even when you are in a crisis, in the midst of a pandemic, God takes care of you and gives you hope. Remember that He loves you and he cares for you 24/7.
Thanks Verbum Dei Family.
With thanks to Dave Raymundo and the WordNews team
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