|Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Sitio Lomboy, Linambasan, Jamindan, Capiz|
When called upon by God, one has to act on it. Our Divine calling is our mission to accomplish on Earth. Our purpose is to serve for the Glory of God; our creator, and to be of service to our brothers and sisters in Christ—his beloved son. This is a fundamental teaching of the church and we as a family should walk through the path of Divine love and light.
I was born and raised as a Christian and have developed a Christ-centered consciousness. I grew up and instilled Christian values and virtues through the church and formal education. Even at the present time, I still recall the teachings and the wonderful memories that Christian faith has taught me. Back then, my mother would encourage us to celebrate Sunday mass when we were a kid. That would have raised consciousness about the importance of religion and to actively be involve in activities initiated by the church.
I didn't grow up to be very religious or a devoted Christian. In fact, I have learned to witness and observe other religions and emulate their ways —their faith and action. It wasn't bad after all! I have learned to accept other faith and respected them as a human being rather than hate them for having a different creed. I was born and baptized as a Roman Catholic, but I have been exposed to other Christian faith as well, The Baptist, Born Again, Aglipay Church, and Jehova's Witness. I have learned to embrace them even for a short period of time. In my travels abroad, I have been exposed also to different religions; Hinduism, Buddhism and the Bahai Faith, however it didn't affect my faith. I didn't question my Catholic beliefs, but it has strengthened my faith even more.
God will touch our spirit either for renewal or for a greater service. There will always be that somebody who will lead the way; who will start it all. Somebody who had been touch by the Holy Spirit— a Priest, a Catholic devotee, a religious community. Some time in our lives, we have been called to act on our faith and become like Peter when he said "Upon this rock, I will build my church" and that is the beginning of a community founded by Christ.
|Good Friday procession in 2015|
Our Divine Mother of Christ would hear us and pray for us for our intentions. In times of crisis, we call upon the Divine and through the intersession of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, her children will be comforted in peace and hope. For about 6 years, the church has become a haven for everyone who is seeking for a renewal, a peaceful sanctuary and a place to feel deeply involved in a spiritual community. The faithful has to continue on spreading the good news and will continue to serve with all their love and energy. The church is for everyone, and this gift from God will shower blessings to those who believe, share and serve. May the Divine love and light be our source of salvation and our guide to living an eternal life forever and ever.
© 2018 Del Cusay