Becoming irrelevant to the secular society

Catholicism in the country is becoming irrelevant in today's secularized society. Many of the Catholics are good only in name but in their actual living they no longer practice the teachings of the church. This is now the very sad reality in the Philippine Catholic society. The Filipino family, which is the basic foundation of society, is being attacked by the secular culture of D.E.A.T.H.S. (Divorce, Euthanasia, Abortion, Total Population Control, Homosexual Marriage, Sex Trade Legalization) and yet the church's efforts to protect the family is not even gaining enough support from its own flock.

Maybe the time has come for the Catholic church in the Philippines to wake up to the reality that the Philippines is no longer a predominantly Catholic country. Statistics may show that many former Catholics have now been changing religious affiliations, while other Catholics have become practical atheists.

What about the rest of the Christian denominations in the country, what has been happening in their respective flocks? Are they also experiencing relatively similar things as the Catholic flock? Has Christianity in general become irrelevant in today's secularized world? With how secularism had grasped today's society, it seems that the verse, "You are the light of the world and the salt of the earth" has now become a mere religious cliche'. Many Christians seem to only love the "feel good" effect that they get from the messages in the pulpit but in their daily living they are not actually doing what they are hearing.

The secular world is always clamoring for absolute freedom and ultimate individual human rights, and the world's governments are happy to provide them. And so since today's societies wanted the laws to serve their every desire, their secular governments willingly crafted them. Welcome to the world of democracy -- a secularized government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Nothing of God, by God, and for God.

God help the governments of the world... or maybe not. Let us live with and hopefully learn from the consequences of our self-guided decisions and actions.

"O, mga katoliko, dawn mass uli tayo mamaya ha. Ang saya kasi ng feeling ng Xmas natin pag palagi tayong nag a-attend ng dawn mass."


Let us be an extension of the Lord's hands


Kababayans, parts of Mindanao are severely devastated by typhoon Pablo and many are suffering. They need all the help we can give.

May our hearts be touched by God's love and be moved with compassion that we may show kindness and extend our helping hands to our kababayans in Mindanao who have been broken by life's circumstances. We never know the only remaining thread that some souls in that devastated area may be hanging on to is our kindness. Let our kindness be an extension of the Lord's hands that those broken souls can hold on to for strength in their moment of weakness.

Bless others; and you too shall be blessed evenmore.
Nothing of evil intent could ever come from God, but when bad things happen, God is able to turn blessings out of them. Would you be willing to be an instrument of God's blessings?