Weekly Prayer Guidelines
Read this week's guidelines and be nourished as you journey with our Community in Cebu.
“The attitude you should have is the one that Christ Jesus had”
June 24-30, 2019
Transformation into Love—to be Christ
To discover and be convinced that to be Christ is our identity as children of God
To be Christ is the maximum fulfillment of our vocation to love. Our mission is to help others live out this same goal.
Week 4 Objective:
To discover that we are called to be ‘extensions’ of the humanity of Christ in today’s world by continuing his same mission
This final week of the invitation to be Christ reminds us to have that attitude that we should have--the attitude of Christ. Doing so, we will discover that imitating Him makes us extensions of Him in every reality and state of life we are now.
Christ’s attitude is that of a Good Shepherd who takes good care of His flock. We too are invited to be good shepherds to others no matter the sacrifices and challenges. And like a mother in childbirth, we will have to undergo the sacrifices of forming our brothers and sisters. The difficulty of accompanying the flock of Jesus to their liberation will be our pains of childbirth, but Jesus is telling us, “that is how I loved you. I never give you up until you become like me.” Jesus is telling us to do the same, not to give up loving and sacrificing for the sake of His people, for it is the only way that they too, will become like Him and in return can become Christ for others.
Personally called to be with him and to announce him
(Feast of St. John the Baptist)
Continue his mission by being a shepherd to others
Whoever welcomes you, welcomes me. Called to form Christ in others.
Forming Christ in others by announcing the word
Forming Christ in others by our witness of life
Forming Christ in others by embracing the cross of discipleship
1st Reading – 1 Kgs 19:16b,19-21
Responsorial Psalm – 16:1-11
2nd Reading – Gal 5:1, 13-18
Gospel – Lk 9:51-62