It was my first time to attend the Servants Gathering of Feast Valle Verde (FVV) last week. To be perfectly honest, I was tempted to skip it. I actually did not feel “worthy” enough to go, because all I do as a “servant” is help with social media and, whenever I can, edit the FVV weekly bulletin. But I still went, out of obedience to the Lord, with four kids in tow, while my husband Anthony was at The Feast Bay Area for the Kerygma Conference Launch.
And I’m so glad I did. Although I was not able to stay inside the Servants Gathering venue the whole time (my three older kids kept going in and out, and I had a toddler who refused to stay in the room with me because his siblings were outside), I thank God that I was able to glean three important lessons from the Gathering. I’d like to share them with you, in the hope of encouraging you somehow:
1. God doesn’t call us to be successful; He calls us to be faithful.
This applies not just to our service but to our lives in general. Are you a parent like me? A sibling? A child? Do you work at an office? Run a business? Work at home (like me)? Do other forms of work? Be faithful. Keep on keeping on. Offer it all up to Him.
2. Love is the reason for everything we do.
Erika Mendoza, or Ikay as we fondly call her, emphasized this in her passionate talk at the Gathering. We do what we do, as excellently and diligently as we can, out of love for God and for others.
3. People need the Lord.
I’ve been in the Charismatic Renewal for around 26 years now but not all of those years were spent truly living for Jesus. It’s only by His grace alone that I’m still here, trying to serve Him in my own way. And one thing I was reminded of during the Servants Gathering is this: People really need Jesus. We need to bring Him to them.
I pray that we remember these lessons as we go about our daily lives. May we bring the Light of Jesus to all who need it. For His greater glory!
Sharing this invitation with you. Hope to see you at Feast Valle Verde!
Join us for Mass with Bishop Mylo at 10am and Fr. Steve at 1pm this Sunday at Valle Verde Country Club. Plus, watch out for the powerful comeback of our favorite feast builder Bro. Obet Cabrillas as we introduce a new talk series at this Sunday’s Feast sessions at 11am and 2pm.
Admission is FREE.
Get ready to be blessed this Sunday! See you there!