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Grief, damage not sufficient causes to cease us from serving different individuals — Archbishop Villegas

MANILA, Philippines — “Our grief and our damage aren’t sufficient causes to excuse us from serving different individuals.”

Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas has this to say on Thursday following the results of the recently-concluded polls, the result of which led to the frustration of some supporters who at the moment are mulling stopping their volunteer works.

Villegas urged the mentioned supporters to wish and search the Lord’s help.

“Allow us to ask the Lord to fill us with higher generosity so we are able to serve even when we’re hurting and overcome with heartache. Allow us to ask Him to allow us to look past ourselves, past our private sorrows and aches and permit us to achieve out to others,” Villegas mentioned in a press release printed on his web site.

The Archbishop additionally enjoined the supporters to be taught from the lifetime of Jesus, who additionally skilled grief however didn’t let it cease him from serving to others.

“Most of us, at the least as soon as in our life, have felt grief … The Lord skilled that Himself. He grieved over the loss of life of [John the Baptist] — a cousin and good friend.

“At that second of unhappiness, all He wished was to be by Himself. He went as much as the opposite aspect of city, to a mountain the place He may very well be alone. He longed to nurse His damage and sorrow in solitude,” he mentioned.

“However after He had crossed to the aspect the place the mountain lay, He was once more confronted by a large number who introduced their must be cured and attended to.

“If the Lord had been solely human like us, He would have barked at these individuals: ‘Can’t you perceive? I simply wish to be left on my own with my grief.’

“However no such phrases ensued from our Lord’s lips; as a substitute, He carried out one of many best miracles within the New Testomony – the multiplication of loaves of bread,” the Archbishop went on.

Villegas mentioned this gospel factors to the truth that our hurting will not be sufficient purpose to cease serving to others. Nevertheless, he mentioned that the Lord understands that there’s a time for grieving.

“I don’t imply that we metal ourselves from grief or deprive ourselves of a interval of mourning by continuous service to others.

“There’s a time for grieving and mourning and the Lord understands we want this time.

“The Lord makes us see, by means of His actions within the Gospel, that our grief shouldn’t make us so self-absorbed that we overlook the grief and wishes of others,” Villegas mentioned.


Watch out for unity primarily based on cash, political energy — Archbishop Soc Villegas


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