WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CMD AMBASSADOR
The use of the words “CMD Ambassador”
It derives from CMD’s central mission, “Instaurare omnia in Christo.” (to reconcile all things in Christ). In CMD we use the words “consecrating all things to Christ” or “re-grounding all things in Christ through Christianizing and re-Christianizing the entire universe.” Though we were prompted by the Holy Spirit to address members as Ambassadors of the Lord and King and the Word of God; however, upon closer reflection on the context in which the word “Ambassador” is used in the Bible, we were amazed that it connotes the central mission of CMD.
Citation: From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh…Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, Who through Christ [c] reconciled us to Himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God” (2 Cor.5: 16-20).
Thus, the center-point of the mission of CMD is to re-consecrate all things to Christ, beginning from oneself.
What it means to become a CMD Ambassador?
The first point is to understand what has been revealed to the universe through CMD as the way to consecrate and re-consecrate all things to Christ. Now, a calendar has been given that reveals a way to do this. This is the Christ the King calendar. Thus, being an Ambassador of CMD entails two things: 1.) living this calendar and no. 2) spreading or telling this calendar to others.
Every Kingdom has a Constitution
The Constitution of Christ the King’s Kingdom established over the universe is the Sacred Word of God. Thus, being a CMD Ambassador also entails instilling the Word of God in one’s life and spreading the Word of God to others.
The Spiritual Significance of Living as a CMD Ambassad or
FORMED AND TRANSFORMED BY CHRIST THE KING
The intention of the Christ the King Calendar is mainly to form us into Christ. We are “Christ-ians” (and this bestows upon us our true identity.) We become like Christ and that is the main Christian vocation. It also makes every “day” a perpetual adoration of Christ.
Citation: “By following the Jesus-centered-life, persons will consistently be formed into Christ; St. Augustine says, “Therefore the believer who im i tates Christ becomes (as far as He is permitted) the same as Christ whom he imitates. Whoever claims to abide in Christ, says John, must walk as Christ himself walked” (St. Augustine’s Exposition on Galatians: Let Christ take Shape within You). Following the endless cycle of seven days, one’s life becomes a ceaseless living in and adoration to Christ the King” (God’s Foot is on the World).
The Christ the King Calendar Reset is not just changing the names of the days, apart from Christening all forms of universal paganism, it also changes one’s consciousness of the day. In the past calendar persons associated the days of the week with particular consciousness, for instance on Friday, many persons had some form of inner consciousness that makes them happy, “Thank God it’s Friday.” Even without saying it out, they know that this day brings their week-labor to end and then weekend rest.
In the Christ the King Calendar, for instance, Nativity takes your mind immediately to the birth of Christ and the benefits this brought to humanity. Thus, recalling these benefits within you creates an inner atmosphere of thanksgiving and praise to God for these great benefits. It is the same with other days. Every day becomes a day of thanksgiving to the Lord as through living this calendar each day has been made special by the consciousness of a particular mystery of Christ.
Not only that one becomes conscious of Christ as they look at or live the calendar daily, but it also transforms oneself in moods and dispositions daily. And this is the summit of Christian life. Christian life is not just a daily recalling of what we have done for God or what we have done against God through examination of conscience, but a daily recalling of what Christ has done for us through the consciousness of the mysteries of the day. In this way, there is a point of departure in the current prevailing spirituality of Christianity that has existed until now. In as much as we will continue to make daily examination of conscience as given to Christianity through St. Ignatius of Loyola, we will now have daily consciousness of the life of Christ, which prompts in us daily praises and thanksgiving to God. We will build our confidence on the saving mysteries of Christ rather than boast by our personal efforts.
Citation: “That I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from (keeping) the law, but that which is through faith in Christ— the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. I want to know Christ— yes, to know the power of His resurrection and participation in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death, and so attain the resurrection from the dead” Phil.3:8- 11