I cannot believe everything that is happening in the country, God. Are you kidding us? Have you forgotten us? At first, I thought it was only due to the weather that I felt so low, desolate. And now, in our country.
I feel like one of the remnants in prophet Micah’s time: those few left behind holding on to you with their little faith being shaken by the majority who seem more blessed and better off amid their infidelities and evil ways – and inanities as well. I feel like praying with the remnants of Israel of old, “Shepherd your people with your staff – the flock of your inheritance – that dwells apart in a woodland in the midst of Carmel. Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old. As in the days when you came from the land of Egypt, show us wonderful signs.”(Mic.7:14-15)
Keep me strong in my faith especially at this times everything is sagging in our country: our morals, our honor, our values, our leaders. Teach me to keep on following your Son Jesus Christ as His “brother and sister and mother”(Mt.12:50), striving to fulfill your will despite the many odds and temptations to be on my own, to join the mob with their truncated views on life and people. You are so merciful in forgiving my sins, and letting me go of my past. How can I leave you now in the middle of many storms, Lord? May these days of darkness past, and leave me standing before you faithfully.
I pray also Lord to those severely affected by the rains and floods. May they never lose faith and hope in you as we who were spared share more love and charity to them. Amen. Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II,Parokya ng San Juan Apostol at Ebanghelista, Gov. F. Halili Ave., Bagbaguin, Sta. Maria,Bulacan 3022 .
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