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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

We discern through prayers

I have e-mailed an elder (Brod Nards) in the CFC community in the Diocese of Naval, Biliran Province about the previous comments on the posts Let Us Love one Another and 17th Year of Faith. Fortunately he allowed me to post his reply. I am posting it not to spur another argumentation but to show the convictions of our leadership regarding the issue. We in Biliran for a fact is peacefully settled and we don't allow others to intimidate our desire to serve God.

Here are the contents of the message after the salutation:

Got your email, sorry haven't responded you promptly as I've been quite busy for the past week attending out of town official business.

About the seemingly "negative" reactions here from our brethren in CFC-GK, well, only God knows what are the true desires of everyone's hearts and minds. If they believed they knew the "real issues" then let them go on. We in the CFC-FFL Biliran/Diocese of Naval on the other hand had been through with our fervent discernment not based on personalities involved but on valid facts and issues and consequently we came into our full conviction of our affiliation.

If these "love one another" brethren have the right to chose with CFCGK, the more that we also have our own full right to affiliate with what we believed in, that is of CFC-FFL.

The issue have deviated now and they are focusing recently on alleged birth right of using the name "CFC". What a heck is in a name! Are these bloggers have been in the CFC community for the past two decades? I for one being with for that period can attest the real mission and purpose of the true CFC. Sorry but what I learned is that many of these mouth blabber brethren just came in at GK period, well, not necessarily all.

After all, it is not the laws on earth that will prevail as we face with our Divine Creator, it is on how we act of His Divine Words.

Let's Walk with our Talk! God bless and Peace to everyone.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brother, you posted the reply of Brod Nards "to show the convictions of our leadership regarding the issue". Now brother Nards says in reply: "We in the CFC-FFL Biliran/Diocese of Naval on the other hand had been through with our fervent discernment not based on personalities involved but on valid facts and issues and consequently we came into our full conviction of our affiliation."

Very good brother Nards, but in the next breath you talk about being in the community for the past two decades, as if your two decades of being in the community automatically carries with it, being right.

And what does the statement "many of these mouth blabber brethren just came in at GK" have to do with making any point you want to put across? Name-calling never makes for a valid point; "just came in..", likewise. Is this is the way leaders are supposed to articulate the basis of "full conviction"? No intention to quarrel here bro, but Faith always comes with Reason as Pope John Paul II says, and it is reason as Reason should be. Brother Nards reply to you didn't "show the convictions of our leadership", does it, but rather just portrayed a condescending view of our brothers in CFC-(GK). Honestly bro are you impressed with that?

Now with his last two sentences, I couldn't agree more.

Peace!
- WillyJ

PS. You can just delete this comment after reading. It is up to you, for whatever it is worth. Don't let this conflict in CFC bother you in your pilgrimage of faith. If anything, it should strengthen you. If you grow in CFC-FFL, by all means stay there but do not lose objectivity in the truth. God bless!

willyj77@yahoo.com

Romy said...

Brod Willy.

Finally you showed me a name and the e-mail address. Thanks bro, now I feel more intimate about my brotherly feelings with you. Of my young age in the community (about 4 yrs or so), only with CFC that I feel the real sense of Christian belonging, love, and service. I always fervently pray for a reunion in the future as I hoped to grow with my entire family in the values of CFC. As I have mentioned previously, I was then a lost soul and CFC found me back. I don't want this allegations and counter-allegations ruin my impression about how we are molded in our community. I hope and pray also that these sort of "quarrels" may not lead astray those who are weak in faith. I consider myself still young and needs nurturing and , just like a little child does when parents fight, I don't want to rebel against myself. I feel comfortable now with CFC FFL, but I don't want to loose the love with the other CFC brothers.

Whatever has been said, forgive us as we forgive you.

Brod Romy

WillyJ said...

bro romy,

As I have commented in your past post, "The angels rejoice when one soul comes to the Lord", and that is my main sentiment. God puts you in a place where he wants you to be for a purpose, and I'm glad that CFC-FFL walks you through the narrow road. God uses people as instruments in His plan for you, and I have no doubt He uses brother Nards and CFC-FFL as well. We have to be objective with the truth, but forget about the controversies in the CFC split, and forgive the sentiments of our brothers who may have offended you with their comments. All of these are nothing compared with the grandeur of God. I have opted to stay with the CFC under CFC-IC, although like you I constantly pray for unity in Christ.

Hey, you have a great blog in here, really "good ideas". I browsed through your site. Nice layout too. I hope with your permission, I can link to your site.

Best regards,
- Willy

 
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