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The Feast-january 20, 2013 Issue

The Feast-january 20, 2013 Issue

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Today, I receive all of God’slove for me. Today, I openmyself to the unbounded,
limitless, overowing
abundance of God’suniverse. Today, I open
myself to God’s blessings,healing, and miracles.
Today, I open myself to
God’s Word So I would
become more like Jesusevery day. Today, I proclaimthat I am God’s beloved,I am God’s servant, I am
God’s powerful champion.
And because I am blessed,
I am blessing the world. In
Jesus’ name. Amen.
AT THE PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER
A Catholic Prayer Meeting of the LIGHT OF JESUS FAMILYJanuary 20, 2013
SOLUTIONS!
How do you solve yourproblems? Bro. Bo Sanchez, with the help of 
Creaves and Events Group performers led
by Anthony Valenzuela, presents three ways
to hurdle life’s dicules-- in Talk 2 of the
Guaranteed 
series. More on page 2.
 I N  T H I S  I S S U E
What IsYourDeepestHuman Need?
ARE you a parent?It’s okay to dream that your kids become like you.
 But 
never impose, just inuence
. And the biggest thing you cando is to spend a lot of time with your kids and let them seeyou having so much
 fun
doing what you do.I know of parents who are both doctors, and theywant their kids to be doctors as well. But not one of their four kids wanted to!Why? First reason: Because the parents were always
away from home. You can’t inuence your kids if you don’t
spend time with them. And here’s the second reason: Becausewhenever they were around, the kids always heard their parentscomplain about the long hours of working as a doctor. If it’s sonasty, why would they want to be one?I told my two boys they could be what they wantto be when they grow up. A painter? A rock star? Amathematician? A chef? I told them to pursue their dreams.But guess what—because I spend so much time with mysons, and because they see me having so much fun doing whatI do, my boys are great communicators. (My eldest son has been writing and speaking since he was 7 years old.)Why am I telling you this?God is love. And we are too. Love is the meaning of our life. That’s the reason our deepest desire is to love others.Spend more time with God and you’ll grow in love.When all our more shallow needs are met, we discover 
that our deepest need is the need for Signicance. We want to
know that our life mattered to someone else. That we were ableto serve another human being without asking anything in return.
Today, you’ll learn how you can achieve Signicance.
Have a glorious Feast today!May your dreams come true,BO SANCHEZ
4 FEASTS TODAY!
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
First Feast Session, Plenary Hall
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Second Feast Session, Reception Hall
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Third Feast Session, Plenary Hall
3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
 Fourth Feast Session, Plenary Hall
 Have Fun and Be Blessed in the Happiest Place on Earth!
 
LAST WEEK 
2. Pride
Bro. Bo said you can solve your problems operating from ego-- arrogance, pride, impatience.But such measure will have catastrophic results.
He added: “Proud people—in a t of impatience—will attack the wall without much
discernment-- blowing up the wall, without even checking if others will be injured or killed. Inthe process, they destroy not only the wall that blocks their Dream, but they end up destroying theDream itself.”
 AFTER all the people had beenbaptized and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying,heaven was opened 22 and the
 Holy Spirit descended upon him
in bodily form like a dove. And a
voice came from heaven, “ You
are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”
--Luke 3:15-16, 21-22.Fr. Alex Balatbat saidthe baptism of the Lord is notabout to remove the sin of Jesus because Jesus has no sin
at all. His baptism signies the
willingness of God to be insolidarity with humanity.Fr. Alex pointed out thatwe can understand the baptismof the Lord only in the lightof His passion, death, andresurrection. The water in HolyScripture is not just a symbol
of purication but also signies
death. Jesus is slowly immersedin the water which means Heis embracing even our owndeath. Jesus then rises fromthe water which symbolizesHis resurrection.Because of God’s will to be one with every person, we areall given the chance to be onewith God. When we receive thesacrament of baptism, we live--like Jesus-- in the very divinityof God. As we are baptised,Fr. Alex pointed out, our life becomes the very life of God.With His desire to sharewith us His goodness, Godexpects us all to be like Him.We should think, love, and actlike our Creator and Saviour.God’s generosity, compassion,
and life must be reected in our 
heart and in our life. We are allcalled to live a true life in God.
-- Mary Joy O. Acabado-- Photo by ELS 
THE BAPTISMof JESUS
BRO. Bo Sanchez began Talk 2:
Solutions,
of the series
Guaranteed: 3 Things God Promises You
with the verse fromProverbs 3:5: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do notlean on your own understanding.”
Three Kinds of Solutions
Bro. Bo reminded us about Talk 1:
Supply,
where he said, “Dreams can come fromPride or Purpose.” He added that in the same way, Solutions can come from Pride or Purpose-- plus Passivity.
Solutions
1. Passivity
Bro. Bo said the Passive Person does not do anything about his problem because he has heard of the advise, “Trust in the Lord.” So he just waits for others to solve his problem for him. Such person, Bro. Bo pointed out, is
aficted with low self-worth. “He feels he can’t do anything. He feels he
is a victim. He feels totally helpless. He is conditioned and trained to be a parasite, totally dependent on others—friends, relatives, spiritual community,the government, or even God Himself.”“Imagine a brick wall. The wall blocks his path to his dreams. This passive person sits in front of that wall and just waits for a miracle to makethe wall disappear. He waits for a storm to blow the wall down, or an
earthquake to tear it down, or even the nger of God to appear from nowhere,ick the wall, and topple it down.”
In Exodus 2:11 to 13, a young Moses takes matters in his own hands when he sees anEgyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. Moses kills the Egyptian and hides himin the sand.Bro. Bo pointed out that Moses tried to correct a wrong with another wrong. In the samemanner, we like solving our problems in our own way even if our way is not in accordance withGod’s way. Many times, God is not in a hurry to solve the problem-- but we are. When God solvessomething, He wants a long-term and permanent solution.
3. Purpose
Bro. Bo said:
“Don’t focus on your Problem. Focus on your Purpose.
Don’t focus on the brick wall. Don’t focus on attacking the brick wall. Instead, focus on the Dream behind that brick wall. Focusing on your Purpose is the God-Solution which makes your problem
irrelevant 
. You
don’t have to blow up the brick wall. All you have to do is nd a way
around 
the brick wall.”Bro. Bo concluded his talk with a verse from Psalm 46:10 : “Be still and know that I am God.”Be patient and focus on your Purpose-- which will lead to a long-term solution-- God’s solution.
-- Anna Modesto / Photos by Ramel Robles, James Morrison, and ELS With reporting by Gerald Gonzales / Skit by Feast PICC Creative and Events Group Performers: Guy: Anthony Valenzuela / Girl: Connie Zabala Makeup Artists: Camille Noceda and Rose Mendoza Props Men: Jab Balauro and Jeremy Austria / Clapper: Robert Calinao
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THE FEAST January 20, 2013
 
TODAY
Talk 3: Signicance
 Meet Your Deepest Nee
Mark 8:36
What does it prot a man if he gains the whole world 
but loses his soul?
1 John 4:7-8
 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God,and whoever loves has been born of God and knowsGod. Anyone who does not love does not know God,
because God is love.
Daniel 12:3
 
...those who lead many to righteousness, will shinelike the stars for ever and ever.
Matthew 25:35-40
 
 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirstyand you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you
welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you cameto me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying,
‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you
a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly,
 say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these mybrothers you did it to me.
Personal Reection and Group Discussion:
Have you achieved Success? How about
Signicance? In what way?
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 Lesson from Pi 
REFLECTION
Editor’s Note:
 Have you
reections on the Feast talks?
Share! and let the world know
God’s Words are true! For details,email feasteditor@gmail.com,or call 09399044065.
By AILEEN GRACE ALVAREZ
WHAT would you do if youlost your family in a shipwreck,and you are left in the boat, inthe middle of the ocean-- with aBengal tiger?Undoubtedly, you wouldfeel hopeless, since you’vereached a dead-end, with nosolution to your problem at all.But the boy named Pi, anIndian Catholic in the movie
 Lifeof Pi
, has this great principle:“Above all, don’t lose hope.”Last week, after theFeast where Bro. Bo Sanchezdiscussed
Solutions
, Talk 2 of the
Guaranteed 
series, I watchedthe movie
 Life of Pi.
And Iwas like, “Oh no, if I’m in hissituation what will I do?”Bro. Bo said that there aretimes when we are overwhelmedwith problems, they blur our vision and we think that thereis no solution to our troubles.Storms do come, darknesssurrounds us, monsters attack us, fear creeps in, shaking our faith, then leaving us woundedand drained.“What are you staring at?I’ve lost my family. What moredo you want?” Pi asked God.After listening to Bro.Bo, Iappreciated Pi’s later declaration:“God, thank you for giving memy life, I’m ready now.Indeed, with all courage,
we can face the storm, nd
light in the darkness, defeatthe monsters, and hold on toour faith.We may not feel God’s presence especially in timesof trouble, when we feel likethere’s no way out. But I believeHe is watching us-- how wetake action, how badly wewant to survive, how we trustin Him. And through our life’sadventure we would discover God’s wonders. Heguarantees solutions.
Life of Pi 
poster.
THE FEAST January 20, 2013
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