Time to rekindle our religious fervor
“This is a time to revitalize our faith and renew our relationship with God and our fellowmen,” President Rodrigo Duterte said in a prepared statement as Catholics go to churches for Palm Sunday, the start of the Lenten season.
“As we put our hands together in prayer, may we use this as an opportune time to rekindle our religious fervor and cherish our time-honored traditions as a pious people,” said Duterte.
“As we reflect on the Catholic values and embody selflessness, compassion and love instilled in us through the years, let us remember to always help and uplift the downtrodden because it is only through charitable actions that we can make God’s presence visible among us,” he said.
“Let us take a moment to pause in the spirit of contemplation and work and unite as one people to build a truly equitable and inclusive nation where everyone can enjoy a decent and comfortable life,” he said.