"That is why the overall balance sheet of human civilization, so to speak, is after all still positive. This balance is created by the few who are great geniuses and saints. They are all witnesses to how mediocrity can be overcome, and especially how evil can be overcome with good, how good and beauty can still be discovered despite all the deprivation and degradation to which human civilization succumbs. As we see, this threshold over which man stumbles is not insurmountable. We need to be aware that it exists, and we need to have the courage to cross it ever anew."
ST. JOHN PAUL THE GREAT
The 2018 Great Commission Summit is a gathering of 40 Christian leaders from the arenas of Politics, Business, Finance, Education, Media, and the Art.
Led in spiritual formation through devotion to the sacraments by bishops, priests, brothers, and sisters from around the U.S., summit members will be challenged to accept that Christ “is a demanding person, taking up what he did not lay down, and harvesting what he did not plant”, and to work fearlessly towards the great and daunting task of rebuilding the broken Catholic culture that shaped the world for so many centuries.
Inspired by the parable of the talents, and the great commission, we are inviting only those who have demonstrated a bold love for Christ and a willingness to use the talents entrusted to them fearlessly.
“Then the other servant came and said, ‘Sir, here is your gold coin; I kept it stored away in a handkerchief, for I was afraid of you, because you are a demanding person; you take up what you did not lay down and you harvest what you did not plant.’He said to him, ‘With your own words I shall condemn you, you wicked servant. You knew I was a demanding person, taking up what I did not lay down and harvesting what I did not plant;why did you not put my money in a bank? Then on my return I would have collected it with interest.” Luke 19:20-23 USCCB
“Then the one who had received the one talent came forward and said, ‘Master, I knew you were a demanding person, harvesting where you did not plant and gathering where you did not scatter; so out of fear I went off and buried your talent in the ground. Here it is back.’ His master said to him in reply, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I did not plant and gather where I did not scatter? Should you not then have put my money in the bank so that I could have got it back with interest on my return?” Matthew 25:24-27
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More information on the Summit and confirmed speakers/attendees to follow.
Jacob Uhlenkott is an entrepreneur from the Bay Area, with expertise in Public Relations, Marketing, and Government Relations.
Keith Hamilton is an entrepreneur from Miami, FL, with expertise in government relations, capital raising, and sales systems for small to medium size businesses.