Thoughts On the Advent Recollection

A large number of parishioners responded to the invitation of the Education Ministry to the Advent Recollection held on Friday, December 03, at eight o’clock in the evening, at the Parish Jubilee Hall, with Rev. Fr. Yolito “Itoy” Ignacio, Spiritual Director of the Philosophy Department at San Carlos Seminary, as the Recollection Speaker.

The Talk centered on Mama Mary as the role model. Numerous visual aids made the presentation more meaningful.

As the Advent season reminds us to always be prepared for the coming of Jesus as He says in the Scriptures, “Be constantly on the watch! Stay awake ! You do not know when the appointed time will come!” (Mark 13:33-34) the participants were made to realize to emulate Mary’s virtues: how she responded to the plan of God as she said, “I am the servant of the Lord. Let it be done to me as you say.” (Luke 1:38) her humble acceptance, her Fiat, her obedience to the will of God. Through  her life she kept Jesus in her heart.

Fr. Itoy also reminded the attendees of what God has told the huge Dragon known as the devil or Satan, the seducer of the world during the Fall of Man, “I will put enmity between you and the woman, (stands for the Blessed Mother) between your offspring and hers.” (Genesis 3:15)

To this day, the dragon still is making war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep God’s commandments and give witness to Jesus. Let us be vigilant. Let us fight the good fight of faith; to win the victory for Jesus.
His Talk touched also on the hot issue of the moment-the Reproductive Health Bill which is being opposed by the Catholic Church regarding some provisions which it says are anti-life: like the use of contraceptives, condoms etc.

As christians and as catholics, let us follow the will of the Father. Let us be pro-life.

The message of Advent is to let God come in us, not in our way, but in His way.

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