“Let us not lead the innocent and the uneducated to Sin”

This was what Taytay Apostolic Vicar Broderick Pabillo said as he encouraged the faithful to use influence in advocating truth and goodness.

In his reflection on the readings during Seafarers’ Sunday, Bishop Pabillo urged everyone to despise all material possessions, acquaintances and activities that would persuade us in doing evil deeds to others.

“Huwag sana tayo maging dahilan sa pagkakasala at pagkakamali ng iba, lalong-lalo na ng mga maliit na bata at maliit na tao na madaling malinlang dahil sa kaunti ang kanilang kaalaman. Madali silang madala ng masamang halimbawa natin. Ayaw na ayaw ni Hesus na tayo ang maging dahilan ng pagkakasala ng iba. Mabuti pang itapon tayo sa dagat na may malaking bato sa ating leeg kaysa maging dahilan tayo ng pagkakasala ng iba,” he said.

As the election season approaches, the leader of the Northern Palawan vicariate pointed out the importance of responsible voting to prevent the perpetuation of bad governance which would lead our country to worse.

Bishop Pabillo also reiterated to love our country by not campaigning for undeserving politicians on ground and online.

He also hit on wealthy people who abuse the poor, the economy and environment, even in the time of pandemic, specifically on the issue of vaccine distribution.

“Kailangan daw ang vaccine para labanan ang virus, at kulang ang mga vaccines at mahal pa para sa karamihan kasi hindi ibinabahagi ang patent sa paggawa ng vaccine. Ito ay monopolya ng iilang kumpanya at iilang mga bansa,” Bishop Pabillo said.

“Ayaw ibahagi ang patent para mas lalo silang kikita. Nagkakasakit na ang mga tao, namamatay na, pero ang pangunahing concern ay hindi ang kalusugan at ang buhay ng tao kundi ang kita ng mga kumpanya at ng ilang bansa. This is an example of the economy that kills,” he added.

Citing a Dumagat proverb, the former Manila Apostolic Administrator stressed that the God created earth’s wealth abundantly but became insufficient because of the greed by few rich people. (Lem Leal Santiago/SOCOM-Binondo Church)

 

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