Bishop tells students: Studies first, love later

Bishop tells students: Studies first, love later

Bishop Roberto Mallari of San Jose in Nueva Ecija

A Catholic bishop reminded students to focus on their studies and leave relationship out of their minds, saying that it will come eventually.

Bishop Roberto Mallari, former vice chairman of the CBCP Commission on Youth, said that there is no need to rush and what is more important is to complete their studies.

“It is best that they leave courtships and relationships as they may not be able to finish their studies,” Mallari told Church-run Radio Veritas.

With only around two weeks to go before the opening of classes, the prelate also urged the students to get away from vices and unnecessary luxury.

Mallari stressed that the school provides them opportunities to learn and become better citizens.

“It’s an opportunity to be enriched as a person and we hope every student shall understand the importance of being in school everyday,” he added.

The bishop also said that prioritizing studies would be a good way to show gratitude to God and their parents who love and care for them.

“We hope that they will really understand that this (parents’ love) is also God’s way of expressing His love for them” said Mallari. CBCPNews