Bishop Reynaldo Evangelista of Imus urged young Filipinos gathered last week for the country’s World Youth Congress celebration in Cavite to continue preaching the Gospel despite the challenges.
“Even with the rejection of the word of God, we have to continue our mission, our mission is unstoppable,” the prelate said in his homily at the gathering on Saturday, July 30.
A report on CBCP News quoted Bishop Evangelista urging the youth to courageously proclaim the Gospel, “even when people do not want to listen or refuse to hear.”
He said God’s Word must be proclaimed because it brings a message of hope, reconciliation, mercy and love.
“God’s word will overcome the darkness of evil. God’s word will guide us on the path of goodness. We continue our mission, unstoppable,” said the bishop.
More than 1,000 delegates attended the Missionary Families of Christ’s first face-to-face youth congress in over two years since it adopted a hybrid set up due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A number of participants from Southeast Asia, Europe, America, and the Middle East also joined the two-day event via live streaming.
Organized by the youth section of the Missionary Families of Christ, the annual event was first held in Bataan province in 2008 and has since reached thousands of youth members around the world.