Acts of charity ‘not just about making donations’
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Acts of charity ‘not just about making donations’

AS THE country is set to enter the observance of the Holy Week, Caritas Philippines reminded the faithful on Friday, March 22, 2024, that doing acts of charity is more than just giving donations and alms.

In a statement, Caritas Philippines president Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo said the faithful must keep in mind that they can show acts of charity beyond sharing their money and other material things.

“Alay Kapwa is not just about acts of charity. It's about recognizing the interconnectedness of our lives. When we help those in need, we contribute to improving our entire community,” Bagaforo said.

The prelate said such acts may include extending a helping hand to a struggling family, volunteering time to a local charity, or simply practicing patience and understanding with those around an individual.

“Every act of compassion, no matter how small, contributes to a more just and loving society,” said Bagaforo.

On Sunday, March 24, the Catholic faithful is set to welcome the Holy Week by observing Palm Sunday.

To note, the Catholic faithful are encouraged to pray, fast, and do acts of charity during the Holy Week and the entire Lenten season. (HDT/SunStar Philippines)

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