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Being Holy in Daily Life

By: Tran Thi Hang

“Rejoice and be glad” (Mt 5:12) is the Exhortation on “the call to holiness in today’s world”. Pope Francis highlighted that holiness reflects the Beatitudes, holiness is Joy, and holiness is the Foundational Vocation. The pope invites everyone to become saints in a practical context.

So how do I live my vocation to holiness in my daily life? I am very happy to join the ALL Forum Online Course on the exhortation “Rejoice and Rejoice”, although I have also read, studied, meditated, etc. on this topic, but this online course has left me In my feelings, emotions:

I am more convinced that the journey which I am on with “A Cloud of Witnesses”, encourages me to know that many people of all backgrounds respond to the call to holiness. In communion, “Surrounded and led by the friends of God, … I do not carry alone what I cannot carry alone. All the saints of God are still there to protect and support me”, and because of this my life is lighter and more peaceful.

To become a saint is not to withdraw from work or to devote myself to prayer, but to become a saint is to live in love and bear witness to God’s love. I am called to this holiness in a very personal way according to my state of life and mission, as I live the present moment to the fullest; with love, trust and commitment to the plan which God has laid out. Due to which I feel that my life has meaning, happiness, joy, peace…

Furthermore, my degree of sanctification is determined by the degree to which Christ takes possession of me so that each day I become more like Jesus in the way I think, speak, act, and live my life expressed through relationships with God, brothers and sisters and creation. Gradually it formed in me a life of balance between contemplation and activity. It was Jesus Christ who contemplated me, sending me to my fellowmen, where I discovered His hidden presence, you in turn send me back to the contemplation of Christ. This invites me to try to see God in each person, in every thing (seeing God’s image in brothers and sisters, in the poor, in the sick, in the flowers, in the grass, in the birds… small everyday things with great love)

The more I become a saint, the more I have to bear fruit in my life every day. Every day I try to fight with my selfish, passionate, sinfulness… daring to go against the current to live the call to holiness. Although I still have many weaknesses and limitations, I am always convinced of God’s love and grace for me through the intercession of the saints.

ALL Forum Online Course Updates!

ALL Forum Online Course Updates!

ALL Forum Successfully completed its second course for Indonesian for participants on the Basic Understanding of Church Teachings on the 21st of August 2021. Forty four Participants successfully completed the course which was held during two consecutive Saturdays. The Participants found the course quite enriching as they were introduced to new perspectives on matters relating to Religion, God, Faith, Paschal Mystery and Trinity.

ALL Forum also Successfully completed its first session of the course Major Documents of Pope Francis – The Joy of The Gospel (Evagelii Gaudium) on the 29th of August 2021  especially for the Vietnamese Participants. This course is held once a month on Sundays. The first session had a great turn out of over 50 participants. There will be 3 more sessions conducted consecutively for them in the upcoming months until November.  ALL Forum has a line up of Online courses for many Asian countries in the upcoming months. Follow us on Facebook for updates and subscribe to our YouTube Channel for informative content and recorded sessions of the Online courses.