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Like Mary, God’s handmaid

Christ truly had a special love and concern for the woman “alone”. When He saw the funeral party of the only son of the widow of Naim, “His heart was full of pity for her”, and this moved Him to raise her son back to life. He understood what challenges and difficulties a woman in her later years experiences when she has no provider, no companion, no protector, no one to love.

Dying on the cross, Christ looked down and saw His mother; and then and there gave her to the apostle that He loved much, John. He wanted His mother to be protected and cared for in a world unkind and even hostile towards the woman “alone”. Not that His mother was a helpless clinging vine. She was a strong woman who endured much and did much.

In imitation of this special concern of Christ for the woman “alone”, Couples for Christ has the ministry of Handmaids of the Lord (HOLD). This is the ministry for widows, the single matured, separated, single mothers, wives of overseas workers, migrant workers, or wives whose husbands are not ready to go into a renewal community. The foremost mission of HOLD of course is personal renewal/transformation towards a life of holiness and unity with Christ. It is then that the woman can say that though by herself, she is actually never alone. Christ is always by her side.

Handmaids of the Lord seeks to lead women to live happy and fulfilled lives, to bring them to a renewed life in the Lord, and to a life of wholehearted service. HOLD helps women uphold their true worth and God-given dignity. HOLD helps the handmaid find and claim her rightful place in the plan of God.

HOLD is an integral part of CFC, a full partner in fulfilling CFC's mission and in the Church's work of global evangelization.

The handmaid is so varied in her circumstances - she may be a full-fledged career executive in the corporate world, a businesswoman or without any personal income; she may be a grandmother caring for her grandchildren, an aunt caring for nephews and nieces or a woman living alone without family. She may have been rejected or left by the man in her life, struggling to raise her children by herself, or alone in a foreign country enduring loneliness to provide for her family. Whatever her circumstances, she is a woman living a full Christian life that reflects God's divine image and love in all her actions and her relationships.

She is like Mary, God’s handmaid, able to live out her fiat, and thus proclaiming the greatness and glory of God.

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