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How We Do Our Mission?

19 Oktober 2021   13:42 Diperbarui: 19 Oktober 2021   13:44 25 2 1
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In her research, Allison Graham, a speaker at TEDx Talk, says, internet becomes the top or basic human needs in this 4 generation (4G).

Internet is on the top position; the needs of internet is (90%), air (5%), water (4%) and food (only 1%). So what happened with the basic needs of human being, at this century? Actually, we are covering by the new regime now -- the regime of Facebook, the regime of twitter, whatsapp, line, instagram, and so on.

Before we encounter with Christ Jesus in our apostolate place, let me warm up your mind and everything that you have prepared during this long week. Jesus and Paul will accompany us, with some advices that I have taken from their preaching of today.

Well, my dear brothers in Christ Jesus, we have heard that St. Paul suggest the people in the Corinthians about the idol. Corinth's -- as we know -- is the strategies harbor in Mediterranean Sea, in which people from every corner of the world was resting. Some story put Corinth's as the city of evil in the world -- like the heart of prostitution, black magic is growing up there, etc.

So, Paul came with the glory of God, try to repent them by renewing the communion that Christ Jesus has shown in the form of His body and blood. That's why, Paul says in his letter, "Brother, you cannot drink at the same time from the cup of the Lord and from the cup of demons"; and he adds also, "You cannot also share in the table of the Lord and in the table of demons". What does these statements mean? I am interested to follow up this statement.

This advice in which Paul preaches to the Corinthians at the time, in the same case, also still moving up through the people, who are living in this century. The ancient illustration in Corinthians, actually has an anima that move the people nowadays. It clearly happens in our everyday life, let us say the spirit of seeking internet is same with the spirit of seeking Christ. In her small research, Allison Graham, a speaker at TEDx Talk, says, internet becomes the top or basic human needs in this 4 generation (4G).

Internet is on the top position; the needs of internet is (90%), air (5%), water (4%) and food (only 1%). So what happened with the basic needs of human being, at this century? Actually, we are covering by the new regime now -- the regime of Facebook, the regime of twitter, whatsapp, line, instagram, and so on. Let me say that internet has changed the role of food -- new food named internet. Internet gives all the solutions that what people need today, even food itself.

So, what I am going to say from this example is, actually we are in the way of turning to the wide apart of theology or (teologi kangkang). Kangkang theology means people adore two different things in their daily live, as follows God (who redeem us from the troops of evil) and gods (new redeemer, like money, internet, wealth, sex, and so on). 

So my dear brothers in Christ Jesus, from now you have to make your real decision. If you chose Christ as the heart of your strengthen, it means you have to cut off the other option! We cannot get the same spirit from two deferent things, body and blood of Christ in Eucharistic celebration and sei babi and cocktail in the wedding party. We have to follow the only one way, in which we say loudly in credo: "I believe in Christ, one Church and one God".

This advice, hopefully help us to focus on our mission in the apostolate place, as long this day. I try to highlights what was Paul saying in his letter to the Corinthians, because, I am afraid that some of us will be astray or twist from the target of mission as long their apostolate responsibility. The sense of focus, sometimes is lost, cause some beautiful objects or any others challenges.

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