Do This in Memory of Me
It was never in Francis’ plan to work for the Church. Encountering the love of Christ in a very intimate way made Francis realise the magnitude of God’s love for him, which compelled him to help others encounter Him as he did.
He realised that there is more to life than simply living for himself and that God was calling him to something greater. The words “Do this in memory of me” proclaimed at the Consecration during Mass struck a chord in Francis’ heart. Just as Jesus Christ gave himself for the Church, Francis received these words as an invitation for him to also give his life for God.
I enjoyed the work that I was doing. But at the same time, I realised that there was something in my heart that was uncomfortable…
Francis, a youth worker from the Office for Young People (OYP) shares about his journey towards devoting his life to the service of the Church.
There is so much more that I feel I can be doing and should be doing. While this job is good, the Lord wants me to do something that is greater… I want to live my life for him.
Francis shares that the decision to enter churchwork was not an easy one to make. He experienced obstacles and had to face many uncertainties ahead of him. However, he testifies that God was with him at every step of the way. “With each obstacle, He smoothened the path so much that it became very clear at the end of it, that this was what He wanted me to do.”
He also shares that through this journey, he has experienced more of God’s love and faithfulness. “It is not a job for me anymore. It has become not just a part of my life, but it has become my life.”