Saturday, January 16, 2016

Top Requests of Pope Francis to Filipinos in 6 Letters

If you recall the ecstasy people felt during last year's visit of Pope Francis (Jan 15-19), then recall too his requests, his bilin to us. An easy way to recall them is through this acronym: FEEL PC. You will feel peace if you do as he requested!

F - Family. "It is important to dream in the family. Resting in prayer is especially important for families. God calls upon us to recognize the dangers threatening our own families and to protect them from harm. Proclaim the beauty and truth of the Christian message to a society which is tempted by confusing presentations of sexuality, marriage and the family."

E - Evangelize. "May he sustain the Christians of this great nation in their vocation to be witnesses and missionaries of the joy of the Gospel, in Asia and in the whole world."

E - Environment. "Show concern for the environment. You are called to care for creation not only as responsible citizens, but also as followers of Christ"

L - Love. "What is most important subject you have to learn in life? To learn how to love. To be wise allow yourselves to be surprised by the love of God. That will guarantee a good life."

P - Poor. "Care for the poor. The greatest gift we can give to them is our friendship, our concern, our tenderness, our love for Jesus. To receive Jesus is to have everything; to give him is to give the greatest gift of all."

C - Corruption. "Reject every form of corruption which diverts resources from the poor."

To help fight corruption, a real cancer in this Christian society, we have to follow the teaching of Cardinal Tagle. We have to fight corruption by starting in the family. Parents should teach honesty and the evils of cheating by their example and their words. And not to boast to their children that they achieved something through "smart cheating".

To help parents, you can use this acronym to explain WHY CHEATING IS EVIL.  If you cheat, UBDEVILS.

U – Unfair to others
B – Break trust (others won’t trust you) 
D – Disobey God (7th: not to steal; 8th: not to bear false witness)  
E – Egoistic self-interest
V – Victimize self and others
I  - Injustice (order of justice is disturbed) 
L – Lie (show what you aren’t)  
S – Steal (take what isn’t yours)

UBDEVILS - You become a devil when you cheat, because the devil is the Father of Lies!


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