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  • The Church is symbolically represented by a Bus.
  • The Church is symbolically represented by a Bus.
  • The Church is symbolically represented by a Bus.
  • Like the Church, the Bus is composed of different parts with distinct characteristics and roles.
  • The entire body of the Bus is likened to the Holy Trinity that unites all its other parts.
  • The unity of the Trinity depicts the connecting relationship among the three parts of the Bus, namely, the Father is the Body of the Bus itself, and the Door of the Bus is connected to its Body as an integral part. The Door is but Jesus Christ who is like a Gate described by the Johannine Gospel (I am the gate, anyone who enters through me will be safe (v. 10: 9). What binds Jesus’ relationship with his Father is the Holy Spirit. Such connecting love between the Father and the Son (ad intra) is strengthened and empowered by the Holy Spirit, so that the so-called filial love continues to move on even to creation (ad extra). Having the Door, the Body of the Bus moves precisely because there is a Steering Wheel, that is, the Holy Spirit, which gives essence to the Door so as to get even more passengers to save along the way towards the final destination – the kingdom of God. And it is the Holy Spirit that guides the Church that is “a people brought into unity from the Unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit” towards that Final destination. But this Final destination of the individual can never be accomplished or received without him/her having himself/herself joined in the Church.
  • Just like any other bus, not anyone is authorized to take a ride on this particular Bus unless you have your ticket. This is similar to the Church, the Sacrament of Baptism serves as the Ticket to become an official member, thereby receiving benefits by being part of her.
  • Sealed with the Holy Spirit, the Sacrament of Confirmation is similar to the View Mirror of the Bus for it helps one to see all over.
  • The Holy Eucharist, on other hand, is the Windshield that allows one to see the road. The more you receive Holy Communion the more one sees the road clearly, the easier he or she reaches his or her final destination.
  • The one who operates the Bus is the Driver – the Administers of the Sacraments and Pastors of the Church by virtue of the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Being a captain of the Coach, he ministers the Bus.
  • As the Wiper cleanses the mirror in the Bus so as the Sacrament of Confirmation brings back the purity of the soul stained because of sin.
  • In the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, we receive the grace of rejuvenating not only the corporeal, but also the spiritual life of the sick inasmuch as to regain good health and be freed from any form of illness, body and soul. In the same manner, the Break of the Bus holds the “kapitan” so as not to bump the one ahead, be it another vehicle or another passenger in front of you.
  • The Union among the passengers is looked on the perspective of being together in the Bus, although they are certainly different because of their human nature; they become one though many people. In the Sacrament of Marriage, the couple are no longer two, but one. They are united because of this Sacred Union.
  • The different passengers who wait for the bus represents different persons in their current situation and in context taking into consideration all aspects of his life -- culture, religion, psychological, physical, and his environment.
  • Those who are to be evangelized who can be non-practicing Christians, practicing Christians, and the non-believers. Every person waits for a ride to go their destination.
  • As the people gets on the Bus, that is, the Church. They are aware of the Bus’ final destination. They have accepted where this Bus is going which is the same as where they wanted to be.
  • All people from all walks of life can ride the Bus. Just as how the Church is open to all people.
  • The Conductor of the Bus also plays an imperative role not just by giving the ticket and collecting the fare, but by announcing where the exact location of the Bus is. He or she is like the Evangelizer announcing the Good News, specifically of signaling that the travel has come to an end and that one has reached its final destination – the Kingdom of God. In my experience of a long travel going home to Subic, I am confident to the driver that he would bring me to where I am supposed to go. My confidence to the driver has resemblance to my faith within the Church. I have trust and confidence to the Ministers of the Church that they would lead me to what is good, holy and true. They have my faith in God. And Faith as it is spoken in Hebrew 11, 1 is the “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
  • The Conductor of the Bus also plays an imperative role not just by giving the ticket and collecting the fare, but by announcing where the exact location of the Bus is. He or she is like the Evangelizer announcing the Good News, specifically of signaling that the travel has come to an end and that one has reached its final destination – the Kingdom of God. In my experience of a long travel going home to Subic, I am confident to the driver that he would bring me to where I am supposed to go. My confidence to the driver has resemblance to my faith within the Church. I have trust and confidence to the Ministers of the Church that they would lead me to what is good, holy and true. They have my faith in God. And Faith as it is spoken in Hebrew 11, 1 is the “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
  • The four pillars or parts of Catechesis are symbolized by the four wheels on the bus – the Creed (Profession of Faith), the Liturgy and Sacraments(Celebration), the 10 Commandments (Morality), The Lord’s Prayer (Prayer).
  • The Conductor of the Bus also plays an imperative role not just by giving the ticket and collecting the fare, but by announcing where the exact location of the Bus is. He or she is like the Evangelizer announcing the Good News, specifically of signaling that the travel has come to an end and that one has reached its final destination – the Kingdom of God. In my experience of a long travel going home to Subic, I am confident to the driver that he would bring me to where I am supposed to go. My confidence to the driver has resemblance to my faith within the Church. I have trust and confidence to the Ministers of the Church that they would lead me to what is good, holy and true. They have my faith in God. And Faith as it is spoken in Hebrew 11, 1 is the “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
  • The Conductor of the Bus also plays an imperative role not just by giving the ticket and collecting the fare, but by announcing where the exact location of the Bus is. He or she is like the Evangelizer announcing the Good News, specifically of signaling that the travel has come to an end and that one has reached its final destination – the Kingdom of God. In my experience of a long travel going home to Subic, I am confident to the driver that he would bring me to where I am supposed to go. My confidence to the driver has resemblance to my faith within the Church. I have trust and confidence to the Ministers of the Church that they would lead me to what is good, holy and true. They have my faith in God. And Faith as it is spoken in Hebrew 11, 1 is the “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
  • Our confidence to the driver has resemblance to our faith within the Church. We have trust and confidence to the Ministers of the Church that they would lead us to what is good, holy and true. They have our faith in God. And Faith as it is spoken in Hebrew 11, 1 is the “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
  • Our confidence to the driver has resemblance to our faith within the Church. We have trust and confidence to the Ministers of the Church that they would lead us to what is good, holy and true. They have our faith in God. And Faith as it is spoken in Hebrew 11, 1 is the “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
  • Transcript

    • 1. I wonder what would be God’s message for me in theThere’s Mass… I have to finish my work…I’ll go no to mass when I’m not busy…. God…
    • 2. Wheels on the bus…the Evangelizer and Evangelization
    • 3. Wheels on the bus
    • 4. Wheels on the bus The Four Wheels …The Catechesis1. The Creed 2. The Sacraments 3. The 10 Commandments 4. The Lord’s Prayer
    • 5. Faith
    • 6. Faith
    • 7. Faith and Continuing Conversion
    • 8. Faith and Continuing Conversion
    • 9. …the Revelation
    • 10. …the Revelation
    • 11. Salvation …the Revelation