CFC's Official Stand on the Reproductive Health Bill
Dear brothers and sisters,
Attached is a paper issued by our CFC International Council regarding our community's position on the Reproductive Health Bill. As a community that is "moved by the Holy Spirit, one with the Catholic Church, and richly blessed to witness to Christ's love and service," and with "Pro-Life" as one of our basic core values, it is incumbent upon all of us, CFC leaders and members, to take a united stand against this anti-life bill.
Please make the effort to disseminate to all your members, and to discuss among yourselves, particularly on how we, collectively and as individuals, can proclaim our being followers of Christ through our pro-life position.
As one community, let us pray for our nation and for our leaders, that they may be enlightened about the value of life. Let us pray that evil does not prevail and that our children may be spared from the gathering forces of darkness that threaten our very society.
"And the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful." James 5:15-16
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not..."
A - be audible. Speak clearly, do not mumble. Speak in a way that elicits interest in your sharing.
B - be brief. A good sharing can be made in 7 minutes or less. Try to target for this. Going beyond this time, in case a particular sharing has much significant content, should be the exception. Since the overall time for sharing is limited, this affords more people the opportunity to share.
C - be Christ-centered. Do not just tell a story, however interesting it may be, but relate everything ultimately to Christ. The sharing is meant to glorify God, not just amuse or entertain people.