Last Saturday, January 7, 2012, the entire community of CFC FFL had its Community Conference held at the Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig City. Its focus was on the 2012 theme of CFC FFL: “I call heaven and earth today to witness against you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live,” (Deutoronomy 30:19, NAB) But we all realized that this verse was more than a theme, but a decision to CHOOSE GOD, to CHOOSE LIFE.
From the conference, we have seen people who have set examples of Choosing LIFE: from the Arguelles family, from Jonash and Jen Pantangco, from the 11 siblings of the Sia family, from proudly autistic Vico Cham and his mother Cathy, from pregnant Gay Javier, from the hopeful and positive Aguila family (with singing by Enrik Aguila of “Do I make you proud?”) and even the Tagulinao grandchildren who led other grandchildren in singing to and honoring their grandparents. (http://cfcffl.net/index.php/new-evangelization).
We have also heard from our Servant General, Frank Padilla, of our call to live the FAITH, to renew the FAMILY, and to defend LIFE. We will be more focused on the NEW EVANGELIZATION, as he said, it will not be different from the old, but it will take on a new and revived zeal for souls and for the culture of life. The praisefest follows with the re-commitment of CFC FFL as God’s people who will be CHOOSING LIFE. The conference ended with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, presided by Bishop Ted Bacani.
(Photos by Kuya Pat Oconer)