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REFLECTIONS ON TWO PILLARS OF OUR FAITH -- GIFT AND TRANSFORMATION
Multiple Church Teachings Explain How Fully Appreciating God’s “GIFTs” Will Lead To “TRANSFORMATIONs”
Multiple Church teachings advocate our need to fully appreciate all the wonderous GIFTs God has blessed us with (life itself, all we need to survive, love, joy, family, our faith, our Church, Christ’s real presence in our lives); and then in humble appreciation of all God’s loving provisions, to allow ourselves to be TRANSFORMED to conform to God’s self-less and loving character, perfect plan and will for our lives; and then to go forth to TRANSFORM the world in holy, humble, Christ-like charity.
This document covers many of the references to GIFT and TRANSFORMATION as two foundational and interrelated faith pillars which are repeatedly expressed throughout Church Teaching. The recurring nature of these messages affirms their combined merit as concise, fundamental guidance for our lives.
The recurring references to GIFT and TRANSFORMATION would also suggest that more direct conveyance of these two interrelated, foundational and faith-enriching concepts might be beneficial and warranted. This could also lead to a movement, encouraging and equipping the faithful to live a more fervent, fruitful faith.
A conclusion that could also be drawn from this teaching: What is the Church but a Global Institute For Transformation® (GIFT).