TO STAND UP FOR THE FAITH...IN ALL ASPECTS OF OUR LIFE, MOST ESPECIALLY IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE!
I am sure a couple of my loyal and dear TPC readers know what I am talking about.
Do not sit there and be concerned that our reactions will be just simple knee jerks...or being politically correct...or drawing unnecessary publicity...
It is the Faith that we all received from our parents, our ancestors, from the Apostles...
and we have every duty and responsibility to defend it just as we must treasure and defend the memory and name of our family or prevent a theft of a family heirloom.
"For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be." (Matthew 6:22)
Imagine, if there is but one chance for you to PROVE what a REAL CATHOLIC you are...when the Faith and the LORD Himself is mocked and made fun of and you do not do anything about it, would you be more concerned about being politically correct?
IMAGINE...standing before the throne of the Almighty...and He asks you what you did for the Faith...and will you tell Him "I do not want to hurt the feelings of other?"
LIVE AND DEFEND THE FAITH! It is what the Church expects Her children to be...
As the Baltimore Catechism taught us...
Q. 686. What is meant by anointing the forehead with chrism in the form of a cross?
A. By anointing the forehead with chrism in the form of a cross is meant that the Christian who is confirmed must openly profess and practice his faith, never be ashamed of it; and rather die than deny it.
Q. 687. When must we openly profess and practice our religion?
A. We must openly profess and practice our religion as often as we cannot do otherwise without violating some law of God or of His Church.
Q. 688. Why have we good reason never to be ashamed of the Catholic faith?
A. We have good reason never to be ashamed of the Catholic Faith because it is the Old Faith established by Christ and taught by His Apostles; it is the Faith for which countless Holy Martyrs suffered and died; it is the Faith that has brought true civilization, with all its benefits, into the world, and it is the only Faith that can truly reform and preserve public and private morals.
This is the reason why the Patron Saint of this blog and the namesake is none other than the First Pinoy Catholic raised to the honors of the altar.
We are called to be like him and Him.
St. Lorenzo and the Lord Himself!
To my fellow Pinoy Catholics, who was not caught sleeping and who spread the word and Word...
Mam Marilou and Mam Baby...
"And your Father who sees in secret will repay you." (Matthew 6:4)
We still do not know what will happen with what we are fighting for in this battle...
But we will be in the forefront of this War against the Faith!