Misu has written out his vision for the Children’s camps, which I’ve translated here, based on Matthew 22 v 36-40. He has a vision which is both beautiful and profound:
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
We make the camps because we believe that what Jesus says in this passage from Matthew means that we must accept ourselves as we are, and to accept others as they are.
Each person is important to God and he loves each one, including us. His love is based on forgiveness. Acceptance and respect for each one, whether he be intelligent, poor, rich, educated or not.
We believe that every man, rather than these stereotypes, is a miracle of God’s love.
Therefore in our camps we follow these guidelines: