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Evangelization is about seeking the one lost sheep that has strayed from the sheepfold. Through the years, this has been the orders of our Lord that we have been following ever since he commanded to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” (Matt 28:19). Today though, God is asking us, not only look for the 1 lost sheep, that we look for the 99 lost sheep as well.
The LCSC Movement is about seeking the 99, even as these are already within the sheepfold. This is what we call the work of re-evangelization! It is going after those who are just nominally Christians and have lost the way. In short LCSC is all about mainstreaming Catholic Lay Evangelization; rekindling the love of the Lord in their hearts and empowering them to evangelize all they see.
“Bringing the lapse Catholics back to the Church”
Live The Word
“So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Mt 5:48)
“All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” (2 Tm 3:16-17)
The challenge: Catholics are very weak on knowing and using the Bible, the very word of God. But ignorance of the scriptures is ignorance of Christ. How can Catholics grow to Christian perfection without the Bible?
Live the Word is a program that promotes the Liturgical Bible Study method of appreciating and studying the scriptures. It is a practical method of doing Bible study in small groups, as well as in the family setting.
“Everyone who has this hope based on him makes himself pure, as he is pure.” (1 Jn 3:3)
The challenge: The culture of death will more and more bring young people into sexual licentiousness. The next generation is seriously under threat. How can we protect and empower our young people to live for Christ?
Live Pure is a movement for chastity for the youth. Young people are helped to strive for purity of mind, eyes, speech and body, as they live out the values of human dignity, relationships, waiting and love.
“Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours. Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied.” (Lk 6:20b-21a)
The challenge: Most of the people of the world are poor, and living beneath their dignity as children of God. But there are enough resources in the world to satisfy the needs of all. How can Christians share what they have so that there is no one in need, so that all may be fulfilled?
Live Full is about building the Church of the Poor. As the icon of poverty is hunger, then the opposite is a full stomach. More than that, this work looks to building parish-based communities through holistic development, providing shelter, health, education, livelihood and values formation. In the model of the first Christian community, the haves share with the have-nots, thus also sharing in the blessing. “Those who give alms will enjoy a full life.” (Tb 12:9b).
“The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus’ message. Lovingly received day after day by the church, it is to be preached with dauntless fidelity as “good news” to the people of every age and culture.” Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life), Pope John Paul II, 1
According to the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, “the ﬁrst of the great challenges facing humanity today is that of the truth itself of the being who is man.” This crisis in identity and the crisis of a “No-God Culture,” have led us to a death in the understanding of the sacredness and inviolability of all human life. Thus we ﬁnd a myriad of problems in relation to it: the rise of teen suicides, abortion, the contraceptive mentality, loss of the understanding of human dignity…etc.
Indeed, as we read the signs of the times, we have gone deeper into the pit of what Pope John Paul II coined, “the culture of death.” Here is where Live Life enters. Live Life is an advocacy that promotes the beauty of the culture of life. It aims to spread the Gospel of Life so that each person is reminded of the inviolability of life and the dignity of the human person.