‘True power is found in Christ’s sacrifice’

(Photo by Renzelle Shayne V. Picar/ The Varsitarian)

TRUE GLORY and power are found in the sacrifice of Christ on the cross, Vice Rector for Religious Affairs Fr. Pablo Tiong, O.P. said during Mass for the closing of the Year of the Youth last Nov. 28 at the St. Dominic Chapel in UST.

“[H]is power and glory are not for Himself. He was crucified on the cross. Piniga ang kaniyang paghihirap. We got everything from Jesus,” Tiong said in his homily.

Tiong said some Christians have the false notion that power and glory can only be obtained through dominance and control.

Some also do not have the patience to accomplish what is needed of them, and their impatience leads to procrastination and irritation.

“[I]n the altar of convenience we can do so many things with comfort… [P]agka hindi madaling gawin ‘yong gusto natin mangyari we become irritated. And perhaps a symptom of this is when it is so easy for us to say a bad word,” he added.

The National Youth Cross and the relic of St. Pope John Paul II arrived in the University for the Eucharistic celebration.

The relic of St. Pope John Paul II is displayed during the Eucharistic celebration. (Photo by Renzelle Shayne V. Picar/ The Varsitarian)

The “Year of the Youth” is part of the nine-year journey for the New Evangelization in preparation for the 500 years of the coming of Christianity in the Philippines.

The theme for 2020 is “Year of Ecumenism and Inter-Religious Dialogue.” J. P. L. Enriquez with reports from Joselle Czarina S. de la Cruz


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