SHIFTING PARADIGMS: Personal Reflection

Sr. SavinaBy Sr. Sabina of East Timor


I have now been here at the Euntes Mission Center in Zamboanga City for more than a MFS 2009 - FILIPINO CULTURE PRESENTATION 050month. I have been through Orientation Day with the Euntes staff, offering me the Gospel invitation to “Come and See”.

The following day I joined the Euntes community on an exposure trip to Basilan Island where we visited, among other things, a Badjaos community. Led by Father Angel Calvo, CFM, we were helped to Experiencing God In Margins.

Then, we met with Dr. Earnest Tan who throughout the module made us aware of the MFS 2009 - FILIPINO CULTURE PRESENTATION 076importance for any missionary to treasure his/ her Personal Wellness. We were able to touch base with ourselves, discovering our personal gifts and limitations to be able to work at our full potential.

Discovering the meaning of Mission Today as crossing barriers or frontiers through dialogue with today’s varied cultures and religions by means of the learned presentation of Father Edgar Xavier, SVD.

Our next Resource Person was father Viviano Rocco, a Xaverian missionary, who led us to discover the Biblical Foundation of Mission.

Dr. Manny De Guzman 057At that point I felt I was ready for the next module: Shifting Paradigms with dr. Manny De Guzman, our new Resource Person.

From all the above topics I put it altogether in the following personal reflection.

God is telling me to do more as I listen to my feelings. How happy I am and how I change my life true this one month of formation here at he EMC. I can see, listening to my attitude and myself, that now I find it easier to accept the correction of others

Dr. Manny De Guzman 042This is so because I feel that God’s spirit is really working in me. The course changes me a lot and transforms me, while more aware of my mistakes and brokenness that I have experienced in the past. Now I can feel that God is speak through my own body, my heart, my eyes, my ears and my mouth to feel, to listen, and to speak out. And God is telling me: do not separated yourself from others but always stick together with your companions as you all journey as one in your formation here at the Euntes Mission Center.


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