True faith is seen in behavior, lifestyle — bishop
Bishop Jose Rojas of Libmanan celebrates World Day of the Sick Mass in Iriga City on Feb. 11, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. PHOTO FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CACERES
By CBCP News
February 12, 2020
What makes a person a real Christian is not a flourishing public ministry but Christ-like life of faith, a Catholic bishop said.
Bishop Jose Rojas of Libmanan said that true faith is living a way that is consistent with how Jesus calls his people to live.
Faith, according to him, is not just an act of the mind but “something that affects our life”.
“True faith is seen in our witnessing, true faith is seen in our lifestyle, true faith is seen in our behavior,” Rojas said.
The 63-year old bishop was speaking during Mass on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes at a grotto in Iriga City on Feb. 11.
In addition to being the feast, it was also the 28th annual observance of the World Day of the Sick.
Reflecting on the day’s Gospel, he said that it reminds the faithful of two things: “all of us are sick, even much more spiritually… so we need the healing power of Jesus”.
“On this day, let us remember that we need the grace, the blessing of healing. And it is only the Lord who can heal us,” Rojas said.