OurLifeOblate talks with children in Bolivia
1. OUR CALL
Each of us has been made by God for a purpose. Our challenge is to learn who we are in the eyes of God. This involves our career, our marital state and the general direction of our lives.
2. TO LIVE JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ through his teachings in Scripture and through the Church sets for us the goals by which we are to live, He strengthens us by sharing his life with us in the Sacraments of the Church. We need to strengthen our belief in Jesus. Jesus should be our model. We try to see Christ in the people around us.
3. IN APOSTOLIC COMMUNITY
Togetherness and loyalty to each other, based on a strong friendship are seen as typical of the Oblates. This togetherness should be the foundation of a strong loyalty to Church. Oblates should be community builders both in Church and society.
4. AMONG THE MOST ABANDONED
Our commitment is to those most in need. eg. our friendship, spiritual and material help, etc.
5. LEAVE NOTHING UNDARED
We will give our all in the defence of God, the Church and in upholding the values that promote the dignity of each person.
6. WITH DARING, HUMILITY AND TRUST
These three words describe how we will pursue our goals: we help 'things' happen without a big show.
7. WITH MARY IMMACULATE
The Faith and Commitment of Mary to God is our model for life. We also see her as our Mother and Guide throughout our life. Mary is a great spiritual support. She listens to our requests and answers quickly.
8. RADICAL DISCIPLESHIP
We will not be afraid to look for the best way to live out our commi tment to Christ and his Church. The challenge is to be relevant today.
We endeavour to respect our own sexuality and that of others. This involves a very sacred respect for members of the opposite sex.
While providing for our own well being, we will endeavour to share with those who need our help.
Since God is the centre of our lives we will always seek to do His will.
12. LIVING FAITH
We achieve unity in our life only in and through Jesus Christ.