Don’t just parrot the bible, youth told

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EACH person has his or her own talent that can be used in the service of the Church.

This was the message of Wilberto Lumaban, who teaches theology in UST, during the first general assembly of the Archdiocese of Manila-Young Adults Ministry last Oct. 15.

“Everyone of us is called to a mission. Talents are supposed to be used in our participation in the Church,” Lumaban said in a lecture. “Each one of us has something to give, no matter how little that might be. Bawat isa may karisma,” he said.

As members of the Church, young adults can be agents of social transformation, Lumaban said. He urged them to go out of their comfort zones and proclaim the Gospel.

“Do not just parrot the words. Live the words. Put them into action. Be someone who would shine the very image of Christ,” he said.

Lumaban also called on the laity to utilize social media to help others.

“Social media is so powerful. Make use of it in rendering service to those in need,” he said.

The assembly was held at St. John the Baptist Church in Quiapo.

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