Manila Apostolic Administrator Bishop Broderick Pabillo encouraged everyone to continue helping the needy as it epitomizes a fruit of “justice, kindness and humility” which bears from our connection to Jesus.
In his homily at a mass in Our Lady of La Paz Parish in Makati on Sunday, May 2, Bishop Pabillo described the growing number of community pantries and kindness stations as a sign of love.
“Kapag tayo ay nagmamahal, nanatili tayo sa Diyos sapagkat ang Diyos ay pag-ibig,” Pabillo said. “Ngayon po, maraming mga tao ang nagsasagawa ng kindness stations o community pantry. Ito ay tunay na tanda ng pagmamahal. Walang pumipilit sa kanila, sila mismo ang kumukusang nagbibigay.”
He asked people to keep on helping everyone despite the relentless accusations of ‘red-tagging’.
“Ipagpatuloy nating tulungan ang nangangailangan kahit na tayo ay binabansagan na komunista. Mas mahalaga ang kapwa kaysa mga puna ng mga walang ginagawa,” he said.
The apostolic administrator stressed the importance of our connection with the Lord like branches of trees as he expounded the Gospel for the 5th Sunday of Easter.
Pabillo said that to remain connected with Jesus, we must obey His teachings, receiving Him through Holy Communion, unite as one nation, do charity for the sake of His love and through prayers. (Lem Leal Santiago/SOCOM – Binondo Church)