Depend on God, he always takes care of us — Bishop Pabillo

Manila Auxiliary Bishop and Bishop-elect for the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay, Palawan Bishop Broderick Pabillo encouraged the faithful to go beyond comfort zone and entrust everything to the Lord in fulfilling the mission of sharing His message of unparalleled love to His people.

The bishop also shared his reflection upon his acceptance of a new pastoral duty as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay as he reflected on the Gospel before the community of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish in Pasay on Sunday, July 11.

“Personally, magbabago ang buhay ko pagpunta ko sa Taytay ng northern Palawan. Iiwan ko na ang buhay ng lungsod dito sa Kamaynilaan, with all its perks and its comfort. Babalik ako sa buhay sa kanayunan kasama ang mga mangingisda, mga magsasaka at mga katutubo. Upang maabot ang mga parokya at mga chapels kailangan ng matagtag na biyahe sa mga rough roads, kailangang sumakay sa maliliit na bangka, o kailangan pang maglakad sa mga bundok. Honestly, I feel a bit apprehensive but what gives me peace is my dependence on the God who sends me. Hindi ko gaano alam ang dadatnan ko, pero sigurado akong hindi naman Niya ako pababayaan. This peace gives me readiness to take on the mission,” he said.

Bishop Pabillo stressed that God’s message is not just words but also salvation that drives out evil deeds and brings healing and forgiveness to everyone.

He also pointed out that God always sends people who will bring and demonstrate the power of His message.

“Mga kapatid, ang Diyos ay patuloy na nagpapadala ng mga tao para ipalaganap ang Mabuting Balita. Kasama na ang bawat isa sa atin na Kanyang pinapadala. Sana umasa tayo sa Kanya at huwag tayong magdahilan na hindi ko kaya, na wala akong alam, na wala akong kagamitan. Let us depend on Him because He is dependable. He will not fail us. Let us deliver His message,” he said.

“Ang ganda ng message Niya: kilala tayo ng Diyos bago pa tayo nilikha. No one of us in unwanted by God. At may magandang plano siya sa bawat isa – iyan ang kabanalan sa pamumuhay natin bilang mga anak Niya. At iyan ay mapapatunayan natin sa ating pagsisikap na i-drive out ang kasamaan sa buhay natin at sa paligid natin,” he added.

As the Catholic Church commemorated Sea Sunday every 2nd Sunday of July in honor of the men and women of the Apostleship of the Sea, Bishop Pabillo asked the faithful to continue praying and supporting them in helping seafarers around the world in their spiritual needs. (Lem Leal Santiago/SOCOM/Binondo Church)

 

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