We Are All Bound Together In a Common Core

It is very disheartening for me to see how some people whose being a Christian is so public and visible to be embroiled in something so unchristian and downright immoral. I am thinking of (and praying for) our leaders and legislators involved in the pork barrel scandal. How can they in conscience literally take food out of the mouths of the poor and the hungry? These are the people the official Church had tried to foist on the people to vote for because of their stand against the RH Bill. These are the people whom Sen. Santiago have named as ‘adulterers’ and one she labelled as a ‘serial adulterer’.

It is equally a paradox for me how professed agnostics and atheists consistently act in love and service to others, with some even dedicating their lives and resources to better the lot of others, specially the poor and the hungry. There a lot of good and dedicated people who would put Christians to shame for they take and act out the teachings and the principles of Christ more seriously than we do. And how sad it is that these days so many Church officials have found themselves embroiled in all sorts of scandals, from sexual abuses to financial shenanigans.

During his times on earth, Christ himself was amazed at the faith of the Roman centurion and the Syro-Phoenician  woman. They were not of his fold but they showed great faith in Him. Deep in every human heart, there beats an energy, a force that binds us all together in our humanity. This energy pushes us back to our common source. This force impels us towards goodness, truth and beauty. In prayer, in silence, some times in solitude, some times in communion with others, we get in touch and come into the presence of this common core that binds us all together.

‘Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; therefore I did not presume to come to you. But only speak the word, and let my servant be healed.’
Luke 7:1-3,6-7,9-10

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