How Can We Refuse?
The fourteen steps that we walk, we do not take alone. Jesus walks with us. And therefore His way of the cross two thousand years ago and our “way” now are truly one.
That cross, that chunk of tree is what the Father chose for Him. However, the crosses we must bear are largely products of our daily life. And yet the Father chose them too, for us. Jesus asks us to receive them from His hands.
We take our day cross, we welcome the monotony that often marks our day, discomforts of all kinds, the summer’s heat, our disappointments, tensions and setbacks. They all remind us often that in carrying our cross we carry Christ’s too. Although we bear a bit only of His cross, He carries all of ours.
The Manila Cathedral re-opens
The re-opening of the Manila Cathedral Minor Basilica (MCMB) dedicated in honor of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception was one of the biggest event of the Catholic Church in the Philippines. More popularly known as the Manila Cathedral, its re-opening was studded with the who’s-who of Philippine politics on the night of April 9, 2014. His eminence Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle who heads the 92 parishes comprising the Diocese of Manila was the chief host of the whole event. He was ably assisted by Monsignor Nestor C. Cervo and Ambassador Henrietta Tita de Villa, executive secretary and chairperson respectively of the Manila Cathedral Minor Basilica Foundation Inc.(MCMBFI).
We’re Never Alone