under the g tree
*Being under the g tree is a symbol o messianic peace.“(Nations) shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; one nationshall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train or war again. Every man shall sit under his own vine or under his own g tree, undisturbed” (Micah 4:3b-4). Our ultimate goal is to bring the peace o Christ into the world to all.
ur basic mission hasremained the samesince CFC started in1981, that o evangelization andamily renewal. But given thenature o the spiritual conictin the third millennium, Godtweaked our mission a bit,giving emphasis to the cultureo lie, without neglectingevangelization and amily renewal. In act, our ght orlie can only be within thecontext o evangelization andamily renewal.
We are in the end times, thetime o the nal conict.
Te enemy is going all out to destroy the amily and to destroy lie. He has come up with his diabolical arsenal, includingabortion and same-sex marriage,and many more abominations.He is assisted by powerul humanorces, such as the US governmentunder Obama, the European Union,elements o the United Nations,liberal international media, andbillionaire philanthropists. He iseven aided by dissident bishops,priests and nuns, who are the enemy within the Church.Why does Satan target amily and lie? Well, God is the authoro lie, and Jesus came so that “wemight have lie and have it moreabundantly.” (Jn 10:10b). On theother hand, the amily is a creationo God, and according to His plan,is to be the instrument by whichHis creation is to be cared or (Gen1:8). In addition, the amily is toreect the amily that the rinity itsel is, is to dwell in a home which with the Holy Spirit becomes a pieceo Kingdom ground, and is to be Hisagent or evangelization.Te enemy hates God andeverything that is o God. And so inthis nal conict, he is determinedto destroy amily and lie.God raised us up in 1981precisely to renew the amily and todeend lie. Te crisis o 007 wasallowed by God to bring us back rom indelities and veering away,and to get us back to our authenticmission. Now, as CFC-FFL, we areback on track. We need to evangelize with apassion. We need to grow in greatercommitment to bring the good newso salvation in Jesus to many others,and to help them grow as disciples o Christ. We, as well as all Christians,have been entrusted with the divinegit o salvation. Jesus is relying onus.We need to work to renewthe amily, the very basic unit o society and o the Church. Withstrong amilies, we can truly enjoy abundant lie, and have a strong base with which to go out on mission.We must deend the cultureo lie. In this we must ensure that we ourselves do not become part o the enemy within. Ten we must goorth to aggressively engage the anti-lie and anti-amily orces that bringan ever-greater darkness over the whole world.Aside rom God who raised us, Jesus in whom we trust, the Holy Spirit who empowers us or battle, we look to our Mama Mary, to whom we have been consecrated. She wasthere at the very start, being parto the very rst prophecy about theSavior and the deeat o the enemy (Gen 3:15), and she will be there atthe very end, at the nal crushingo Satan, as she reigns as Queeno heaven and earth (Rev 1:1).
But know “that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day (2 Pet 3:8)