Marcos urges Catholic faithful to reflect amid observance of Holy Week

MANILA. President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.
MANILA. President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.File photo from Marcos' Facebook page

PRESIDENT Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has encouraged the Catholic faithful to reflect and not forget the essence of the Lenten Season.

In a statement, Marcos reminded the Catholic faithful to always spread kindness and selflessness, especially to the poor and less fortunate.

“In this solemn occasion, let us not only seek to unravel the mysteries of our faith, but also to illuminate the path for others through acts of kindness and selflessness,” Marcos said in his Holy Week message.

“I pray that we may humbly accept our authentic selves as imperfect beings, for it is by becoming truly human that we can experience the divine. Let us always remember to seek the Lord in our desires and to desire Him in our seeking,” he added.

Marcos said that Holy Week is a commemoration of the passion, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, and a day to reflect on the many transcendent encounters of the Catholic faithful.

“This hallowed time of contemplative silence behooves us to ponder on the mysteries that elude our grasp, seek revelation in the face of the inexplicable, and acknowledge the interplay of joy and sorrow in life so that we may understand the path laid before us by Almighty God,” he said.

“May our inward reflections manifest in our outward actions as we strive to give hope in a world that is threatened by darkness. Let us be the light that shines through the shadows, the love that triumphs over despair, and the hope that radiates upon all humankind,” he added.

Marcos expressed hope that the Catholic faithful will remember the light that has kindled in the hearts of everyone and not for what they have reached. (TPM/SunStar Philippines)

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