Evaluation and Personal Reflections from the ESF2011
ESF has helped and inspired me to be a responsible member of the society, fighting for the democratic values and rising up against changes that will do human race no good! We might think: "what could I really do? Do I have any impact at all?" - this is not true! One person can achieve a lot when in Christ, that's for sure!
I've got reaffirmation in my calling. This week increased my belief that Christians, if called to, should be involved in public life. In my case, specifically politics.
God has showed me how to be a politician without compromising our values.
The Forum conference reminded me that faith must be lived and showed to the others, even at work.
ESF made me realize how it is important that, every day, each Christian commits him/herself in living, showing and sharing Christian values with the corrupted society we live in.
We are supposed to be "in the world". We can't withdraw from it, but make a difference.
It was a good practice to approach worldly questions with an evangelical mind.
It's important to make our voice heard in our society!
The session on economics explained well to me that Christians have also responsibility in the current crisis.
I could now think about justice in such a way I had never done before at the university.
I really enjoyed working in team. It was great to benefit from the creativity of the whole team.
It was a wonderful visit to the European Parliament and also helpful in better understanding how the Parliament works, and how Christians are involved.
I've got aware that if I want Europe and European politicians to change I must pray that Lord Jesus would help them in all aspects of their life, because their behaviour in politics is influenced by their being, thinking, feeling and believing. And they, like us, need God.
Yes, I am going to try to inspire Christians to speak up, use their talents to serve God and the society.
I learnt that even if I don't have enough resources, it is possible to start something small locally. I have to say that session on journalism opened my mind so much.
I learnt that if I want as a Christian to make a difference in the society, God is ready to show me what to do in the best way it is possible. For example, I think that I can use the social networks not only for fun but also to communicate Good News and to do something constructive for other people around me.
It's been a very good opportunity to know that in Europe we're not alone in our life and commitment as Christians. We should pray and support one another and to do something together!
Best of the Forum: Involvement - everyone has to be active; Encouragement - be positive, see the good things; Personal - praying, talking, laughing, trying to see each other with God's eyes; Challenging - think about God and what does He want from us or has for us; The food - wow!!!; Good variation of working and resting / celebrating.