Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Many filipinos and many more of our people see the injustices, the poverty, the underdevelopment, the lack of peace, the pollution, the damage to the environment that are all facts of daily life. They are moved to respond to such realities.
Many people in our country are victims of violence, injustice, exploitation and oppression. They find themselves helpless for they simply do not know where to go or what to do.
In war-torn Mindanao, Peace is the dream, the quest and the solution to many problems.
The environmental damage is pervasive. Pollution increases. Land, seas and rivers so necessary for life are becoming hazards. The reality of destructive logging programs, un-ecological agricultural practices, unhealthy mining and coastal mismanagement all cry out for our attention
Through the years, there have been many difficulties, frustrations, and pains but we must not be sober and reluctant and have transcended them as opportunities for growth and possibilities
The rootedness of a filipino values, work, and lifestyle in spirituality and charism require a common effort. Secularism, consumerism, and economic globalization challenge our spirituality and calls for solidarity with the poor of the world.