Thursday, December 21, 2006

Christmas Message

With this season’s celebrations we are more than recalling the Birth of Our Savior, Jesus Christ, but we are looking forward to his glorious return as King of the Universe and Judge of the living and the dead. More than anything else Advent-Christmas is a call to repentance from sin, reform of conduct, and renewal of life.

May God bless all our leaders in government and military, in the Churches and many other groups and all the people they serve and are entrusted with. Under the guidance of Jesus the Savior, may leaders and followers pursue the way of moral integrity, political sincerity, honesty and transparency in relationship. May friendship and unity be restored where hostility and division reigned. May everyone correct his/her mistakes or sins with sincere humility and sense of humor. May everyone outdo each other in generosity and understanding.

“No one is so poor as to have nothing to give or so rich as to have nothing to receive” (PCP II 98).


+ ANGEL N. LAGDAMEO
Archbishop of Jaro &
CBCP President
December 21, 2006

7 comments:

Rizalist said...

Scary Plan Z -- Congress votes JOINTLY whenever they reject OR affirm a declaration of martial law.

asher said...

I hope that our Bishops will also address themselves on the internal problems of the Church such as Fund Embezzlements of many Parish Priests expecially priests in Metro-Manila. Once a Parish Priest is reported a having embezzled Church fund, he is just transferred to another parish where he wiil do the same. In the US, once a priest is reported with such offense, the diocese reports him to the civil authority so that he may may charged criminally in court.

asher said...

While it is acceptable that tour Bishops make a stand on different ills that confront our society, they should not neglect the internal problems in the Church such as favoritisms and we can say politics inside the Church. There are Bishops especially in Metro-Manila who appoints their favorite in first class parishes.

drpasricha said...

First they ignore you.
Then they laugh at you.
Then you win!
-- Mahatma Gandhi

drpasricha said...

First they ignore you.
Then they laugh at you.
They they fight you.
Then you win.
-- Mahatma Gandhi, May 1940, describing stages of establishment resistance to a winning strategy of nonviolent action.

Karl M. Garcia said...

ArchBishop,

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
God Bless Us,All!

Karl Garcia

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