1. Love and Serve
Jesus serves us by giving his Life. Love in His terms stands for sacrifice. If we want imitate Him, then we should learn to give and to "sacrifice" ourselves. And learn to be faithful like Him!
2. Marriage and Commitment
Fr. Gianni's catechesis mentioned the difference between civil and Catholic marriage. A civil marriage is like a temporary contract, that's why you can terminate it whenever you want. Whereas, a Catholic marriage is permanent. I see that we should learn to how to commit ourselves, and learn how to love another person like God, as despite of all his/her imperfections, his Love is still the same.
3. Marriage and society
The family is a manifestation of Natural Law, as Fr. Gianni said: Nature speaks first. A Catholic marriage is always open to life, as it stands for unity. It is the place where new lives are conceived. The family is the first school for a human being, a place where prayer renews that unity.
Being Catholic, I have my mission to protect the traditional family. There are too many wrong and relative ideologies in our society; we should learn how to stand up for the truth.
P.S.: November's Youth Weekend may not take place at Stella Maris, we do not even know if we can arrange it. Please stay aware and follow the information provided if you want to participate. :)
About the Author
Yiran, or Maria Micaela. Born in China as a Protestant Christian but baptised in Spain (2015), being the only Catholic in the family. I came to Turku as an Erasmus exchange student and I stayed for my MSc studies. I'm also a participant of the Youth Weekends at Stella Maris.
Cooking, running and photography are my hobbies.