Let us thank the Lord for guiding BLD Manila and Global community through the past 28 years since BLD foundation. Happy Birthday to all of us in BLD!
The occasion is an opportunity for all of us to recall and give thanks to and for the original members and founders of BLD. It is the good Lord who brought us through the history of BLD moving on from year to year. The celebration, consisting essentially of thanking God for the 28 years of BLD history, really covers the year to year life of BLD, each covenant community, ECSL, CCSL, DCS finding their respective years of service through those years.
May the occasion occurring in this Year of Faith be an opportunity for everybody to be renewed and empowered for the task of evangelization, in the spirit of LIVE FAITH and SHARE FAITH.
+ ANGEL N. LAGDAMEO
Archbishop of Jaro & BLD Community Spiritual Director
June 14, 2013
A joyful spiritual preparation brings Jesus to birth in our lives.
“…Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provisions for the desires of the flesh.” (Rom 13:14)
1. Persevere in your prayer life and spend more time in knowing Me, in the immensity of My love for you,
for I am pure and humble of heart.
2. Stay awake! For you do not know the day I will come.
1. Go to confession regularly especially this Advent as we prepare for the coming of the Lord.
2. Be obedient to God’s will and walk in His Light, that His grace will be effective in your life.
1st Sunday of Advent (Cycle A, Year II)
Community Word: A joyful spiritual preparation brings Jesus to birth in our lives.
Theme: We bring Jesus to birth in our life when we prepare for His coming with vigilance.
Promise: “Those who love you prosper.” (Ps 122:6)
Are you ready for a new beginning in your life? Are you ready to move forward into the blessings God has for you?
In order for you to do this, you have to be willing to let go of your old ways. The things that are behind you are not as important as what lies ahead of you. It’s time to get ready for the “new”!
In accordance with the rotation schedule approved by Archbishop Angel N. Lagdameo, BLD Spiritual Director, Ed and Malou Malay are the Presiding Servant Leaders of the Executive Council of Servant Leaders (ECSL), from September 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.
Ed & Malou are the Servant Leaders for Formation. They took over this role from Ben & Ely Marquez, who presided over the ECSL from February 1 to August 31, 2013.
As Presiding Servant Leaders, their roles are: 1) To preside over the meetings of the Executive Council of Servant Leaders; 2) To coordinate and support the various plans and activities of the Executive Council; 3) To ensure that concerns of the BLD Covenant Community globally are addressed and resolved; and 4) When situations warrant, to decide on matters requiring immediate resolution and to report this to the Executive Council in its next meeting.