As we commemorate the country’s independence anniversary this week, I would like to wish you all a happy and peaceful celebration. Please remember to share any excess food and drink with our brothers and sisters that are less privileged.
You are probably aware of the current efforts by the legislators to formulate a health care plan that would replace the current one. Please pray that our legislators will put aside their partisan differences and work together to formulate a healthcare plan that will be beneficial for the citizens.
Jesus said to his apostles:
“Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves a son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up his cross
and follow after me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”– Excerpt from the Gospel of the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A).