The Almighty LORD will teach me what to say,
so I will know how to encourage weary people.
Morning after morning
He will wake me to listen
like a student.
Today, we enter the last week of the Lent - the Holy Week, an opprtunity for contemplation, cleansing, and renewal for our heart and soul as we spend the next seven days accompanying Jesus, the man - the God, whose human journey begins as we approach him closely to feel Him close enough to feel His breath, touch His wounds and stand at the foot of the Cross.
May this final week of our Lenten journey draws us to the teachings of Jesus on love and forgiveness, charity and service for others as we look into the flight of our distressed OFWs languishing in jails in foreign soil, the countless number of Domestic Helpers who were abused, and assaulted by their employers and our kababayan who were victims of illegal recruitments and human trafficing.
May Christ passion and death on the Cross open our hearts and minds towards genuine act of charity - of sharing our talents, time and wealth to the poor and the needy.
Let us spend the next seven days with our eyes on Him from riding through the crowds in Jerusalem to rising from the dead. Ask ourselves some hard questions about where we are in our spiritual walk and where we would like to be.
In the observance of Holy Week, I will be in solitude holding in prayer as we enter the mysteries of coming days.
A blessed Holy Week to all of you.