Agape, the most awaited event in ACC has been ended. “Agape” actually means ‘love of God’ and we named our annual retreat so because we wanted to spread God’s love to people around us.
The retreat started with an introduction video containing the record and pictures of events in ACC for the last 2years. During the ice breaking session, all students were given colorful ballons and were asked to dance. We had a good time of praise and worship on both days. Fr. Vinay Kamath had come down from Mumbai to give talks on ‘The world and the youth today’, ‘God’s unconditional love’, ‘Sin- the wall that separates me from God’, and ‘Heart of repentance’. His talks were inspirational and heart changing. I learnt that ‘LOVE’ is unconditional, forgiving, sharing, steadfast, selfless, hopeful, trusting and encouraging. We also had a session with Fr. Jomio which was based on ‘Holiness’.
Our audiovisual team performed a very heart changing skit which helped the students have a good confession. We also had a time of adoration. All the students participated in the Holy Mass. Our music team and the dance team helped the students to keep the spirit of the retreat with their beautiful music, voices and dance. We enjoyed dancing to songs like mandalela. We also had a panel discussion where the panelists shared their experiences working for God and how their lives are a celebration with God. It was a very good experience to be a part of the retreat.
I would like to quote the lines of Max Lucardo:“God loves you just the way you are, but He refuses to leave you that way. He wants you to be just like Jesus.
Sharon Vas, Student Representative, ACC