LifeCenter

Updated: Mar 15

Article written by I.*


"... Everything could be very different, if each one of us would do our part..."


I must have read and heard this in many ways "... if each one of us would donate / love / do...". I finally got tired of reflecting on what everyone else could do, but what I could do myself and that led me to live what I am living today. My desire is for you to do the same. Confront yourself, take off the mask, give up your excuses and justifications and face the reality of the transformation that will be before your eyes.


Confront yourself, take off the mask, give up your excuses and justifications and face the reality of the transformation that will be before your eyes.

Even though I was born in a Christian family, it was difficult for me to understand love as an incarnation, more than as a concept. They say that Mahatma Gandhi, in one of the decisive moments of his life, when he entered a Christian temple and heard a beautiful message about love, in 1 Corinthians 13, he found God's acceptance in those words, but unfortunately he didn't find God's acceptance in people. To speak about love, it costs us nothing. But to live this love costs us everything.


When facing human suffering, I wondered where God was, without realizing that He was in me. And that means that the responsibility for those who suffered was mine. When I realized that love can only live when incarnated, I came across the reality of sacrificial commitment of the Gospel. It is not about how much money I donate, but how much of my life I offer. The offer is not what I have, but everything I am. I stopped wondering how the world would be better if everyone did their part, and started to live in total surrender. I understood that there is only real change when I first commit myself. And this is the transformation that is before our eyes when we face each other: The invitation to personal commitment.


When facing human suffering, I wondered where God was, without realizing that He was in me. And that means that the responsibility for those who suffered was mine.

Today, in the country we are in, my family and I live on this ideal of commitment and sacrificial surrender in love. LifeCenter is the initiative we have been dreaming of in this country. We want incarnate love to be a center of life, guided by the central life of Christ in us.


We aim to generate transformation with an eternal echo. This means transforming the social structures of oppression, misery and hunger without losing the focus of Eternity. Through culture, sports, arts and professional training, the central life of Christ will flow. We are not alone, because we know that just as God generated commitment and responsibility in us, He will also generate it in other people - who may even be reading this text. And so the Kingdom moves forward, one step at a time.


We aim to generate transformation with an eternal echo. This means transforming the social structures of oppression, misery and hunger without losing the focus of Eternity.

I continue to pray that my life will be God's answer to human suffering. Will you say that prayer too?


*I., his wife and their 2 year old son are now serving in Asia through WNI.