We are of course praying for an early end to this pandemic.
May 15 is an important date for many farming and fishing communities all over the country.
COVID-19 has left and continues to leave a vicious trail that has left everyone anxious, distressed and many dead.
I hear your sometimes shrill voices. I see your worried faces. I feel your fears. I join your laughter when you try hard to find humor in the many tales of Covid-19 horror.
With the wind howling outside the glass doors of the rectangular third-floor iron veranda of the parish and uneven rain clouds hovering over the city of Cebu, I scrounged for some consoling memories.
Pope Francis elevated our very own Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to the rank of Cardinal-Bishop, the newest and youngest member in the Order of Bishops.
It cannot be denied that even with all our best efforts, the danger of slipping into boredom and dryness is always there, what with all this somewhat ‘forced’ stay-at-home dispensation we are having these days.
While there are those who see nothing but boredom in the Enhanced Community Quarantine, there are also people who regard it as nothing less than a blessing. In fact these blessed ones are thoroughly enjoying it.
A glance at the two millennia of Christian history is helpful in appreciating our current reality.
In fact, I have already done that just now, if only to take a chance at cheering you up.
Far from falling into idleness and boredom, this current condition of ours brought about by the pandemic and its consequent prudential measures should challenge us and give rise to novel manifestations of our creativity and productivity.
I will not hide it. My heart feels some sadness and melancholy this Easter Sunday.