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Lectorate Installation

This semester I had mixed emotions, the contradiction of great joy and sadness. I am happy because nine other seminarians from Assumption Seminary and I were installed as lectors. When I was about to be installed, I felt great joy in my heart, for I would be an official reader of the Mother Church. But, before the day of our installation, we had a retreat and one of the retreat leaders told us, “The devil will not be happy after your installation, for you will be the official reader of the Church, and even if you will die and go to hell, you remain as a lector and read the words of God.” When I heard this, I laughed and told myself, if I will be sent to hell, I can annoy the devil through reading the words of God. But when I was about to send my reflection about our installation to the webmaster to post in the blog, I read the news about the resignation of our present Pope Benedict XVI. I felt sad about the news because our present Pope is a person with authentic faith in God and deep understanding of the Gospel. But as I reflect on this issue, I can say that these are the trials and tests of how deep is our faith to God. Pope Benedict XVI represents Christ here on earth in union with the college of the bishops all over the world as the universal Church. But I believe that Christ will not abandon His Church and His people and God Himself will guide His Church in its journey towards Him. What is happening in our present Church now is an invitation that we need to unite as one Church of Christ and put God as the center of our own life, living the life following the virtues that our faith has taught us.

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One comment on “Lectorate Installation

  1. THANK YOU FOR SHARING,I HAD THE SAME FEELINGS WHEN I GOT INSTALLED AS A CATECHIST,ITS AN ON GOING BATTLE WITH THE EVIL ONE ,GOD IS ON OUR SIDE

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