DAVAO CITY, Apr. 10, 2017 — President Rodrigo has called on Filipinos to celebrate Lent in the spirit of national solidarity.
The message reads:
“The season of Lent is an occasion to reflect on the death of our Lord Jesus Christ at Calvary. This sacrifice marks the ultimate demonstration of love in laying down one’s life for the salvation of mankind.
His life is a testament to the power of selfless service and humility in the face of various trials. Amidst uncertainties and difficulties, the way of the cross is our firm assurance that goodness and truth will always prevail.
May the virtues of kindness and benevolence that Christ exemplified serve as our inspiration to aid in the plight of our less fortunate fellow men. Let the story of crucifixion challenge us to remain persevering in our struggle for a better life and a stronger society.
This moment of renewal of our faith sends a message of solidarity to everyone regardless of our denomination. Despite our differences as individuals, may we always choose to embody compassion as Christ has personified.
I wish you a meaningful and purposeful Holy Week.”
Source: PTV4 Facebook page.