Good Friday a time for ‘understanding the troubled,’ head of Dominicans in UST says

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UST Vice Rector for Finance Fr. Rolando Castro, O.P. said Good Friday is not only a time of solemnity with the Lord, but also a time of pausing and understanding the troubled.

“The crucifixion of Jesus is to send out a demonstration of God’s love for us […] This holy day beckons believers and non-believers alike to open their hearts to him in humble trust,” Castro said in his homily during the commemoration of the Lord’s passion at the Santisimo Rosario Parish.

Castro, prior of the Priory of St. Thomas Aquinas in UST, stressed that the cross symbolizes the Lord’s sacrifice to cleanse man of sin, and that Good Friday is a time both for believers and sinners.

“We can believe that our sins hold no ultimate power over us because they were meant for the cross by God, continuing to love us in our worst of worst […]The cross assures us that our sins have a remedy,” Castro said.

Jesus Christ’s passion and death on the cross show’s God’s “unprecedebted response of love,” he added.

“Today, we venerate the cross with truth, because…it also shows us God’s unprecedented response of love, a love that is like no other. [H]indi kailan man magwawagi ang kasalanan, hindi kailanman magwawagi ang kamatayan,” Castro said.

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