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Balik-Tanaw | Solidarity with the people in their pains and struggles

This encounter or solidarity with the people in with their pains and struggles helped me understand more the meaning of my being a religious. That I’m supposed to go out and tell the good news of the Resurrection which is the forgiveness of sins, that all is forgiven; nothing is held back. The post Balik-Tanaw | Solidarity with the people in their pains and struggles appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource: bulatlat bulatlatApr 18th, 2021

Balik-Tanaw | We’re human, too

As I read the Gospel this Sunday, I remember a song from our theatre play production in 2014 about the struggles of the indigenous people in the defense of their ancestral domain. The post Balik-Tanaw | We’re human, too appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 21st, 2021

Balik-Tanaw | Quiet time

Working in a school environment is such a tough, demanding and challenging mission, yet a gratifying one. It presents me with great joy and also with great challenges as well as frustrations and pains. My work allows me to encounter people from all walks of life, the learned and unschooled, the rich, powerful and famous, and those at the margins of society who are victims of impoverishment and social justice neglect. The post Balik-Tanaw | Quiet time appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2021

Balik-Tanaw | Struggles of following Christ

The world we live in today continues to be a hostile place, especially for the majority who are deprived of the basics in life. Statistics would tell us that most of the world’s resources are held only by a few and the aphorism “the rich are getting richer and poor are getting poorer” continues to be true. If we take a look at what’s happening around us, we can see that this is due to the fact that those who are in power wield such power with impunity, and those with wealth continue to enrich themselves at the expense of the ordinary people. This indeed is a hostile world for God’s people. The post Balik-Tanaw | Struggles of following Christ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

Balik-Tanaw | Let us be like Thomas

There is nothing normal in letting the poor remain poor, in letting people get denied healthcare, in letting the activists and human rights defenders being called terrorists and get killed. The post Balik-Tanaw | Let us be like Thomas appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

Balik-Tanaw | Leading by example

A true leader goes to the people. That is what Jesus did when He went to Capernaum. He did not wait for people to go to Him. He was the one who went to the people. A true leader knows where to go -in the synagogue where people are. A true leader knows what to do -teach. A true leader knows how to do it -with authority. The post Balik-Tanaw | Leading by example appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 30th, 2021

Balik-Tanaw | The Epiphany of the Lord Jesus Christ

As we become the living testament of God’s epiphany in a broken world, let us rise up, and speak up, and be silent no more. Let our light uncover new and radical alternatives that usher new and better possibilities for the people. Let Jesus’ light hover our lives to eliminate the darkness that has blocked peace out of our land. The post Balik-Tanaw | The Epiphany of the Lord Jesus Christ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJan 4th, 2021

Balik-Tanaw | Mary, Reina Mae, and Amanda

As Mary is portrayed as a woman that committed to the fulfillment of the Savior’s birth, Reina Mae and Amanda are among the many young women that carry-on Jesus’ mission. They have embodied love and service to God’s people- the poor and the marginalized. They are channels of God’s grace and salvation to those who are oppressed and disenfranchised. The post Balik-Tanaw | Mary, Reina Mae, and Amanda appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsDec 20th, 2020

Balik-Tanaw | The blessed ones

Amid this miserable situation, we are still a nation not running out with GREAT PEOPLE...They are sometimes called activists, human rights defenders, advocates, change makers, dreamers. However, under Anti-Terrorism Act, they can be called terrorists or be victims of red-tagging. The post Balik-Tanaw | The blessed ones appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

Balik-Tanaw | Images. Incriptions. Possessions

Again, paying taxes is not bad. It is every citizen’s duty. However when taxes are enforced to exploit and abuse the already over-burdened poor, taxes become an immoral tool of exploitation. The situation becomes abusive when taxes are used as a source of power play of the Cesars” – to command allegiance and support from the people. The post Balik-Tanaw | Images. Incriptions. Possessions appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

Balik-Tanaw | 10th Sunday after Pentecost: God is here and there is hope

God is in every act of kindness that we extend to the people around us especially those who have lost much. In the midst of all the efforts that are being done to defeat this virus, in the midst of all the fear, doubt, desperation, anger, and frustration, an act of kindness is like a tiny, insignificant whispering sound. And yet it is there where hope springs anew. God is there. The post Balik-Tanaw | 10th Sunday after Pentecost: God is here and there is hope appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 8th, 2020

Balik-Tanaw | Be the Wheat!

The ownership of land is in the hands of the powerful people – the landed elites, the mighty corporations that exacted money out of the hard labor, sweat, and blood of the oppressed. They are the bureaucrats, the people in the governments who governed as if the fate of the people is in their hands to give or to put to an end. The post Balik-Tanaw | Be the Wheat! appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 20th, 2020

Balik-Tanaw | Pentecost: Together in one place

As we continue to live every day under the pandemic, as followers of the God of justice, I hope that we may never give in to the temptation to be silent and be complacent as the State and the ruling class slowly reveal to us the “new normal” that would only selfishly favor their interests. If we don’t learn to speak the tongues of the people, if we don’t shout with them their calls #MassTestingNow, #AyudaNgayonNa, and #SerbisyongMedikalHindiMilitar, we fail to do our crucial role as church-people. The post Balik-Tanaw | Pentecost: Together in one place appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 31st, 2020

Balik-tanaw | No branch can bear fruit by itself

The story and history of our society is likened to a tree. The post Balik-tanaw | No branch can bear fruit by itself appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2021

Balik-Tanaw | The Good Shepherd

I have often heard that if you’re far enough to the right, everything will look left to you–even shepherds and their sheep. The post Balik-Tanaw | The Good Shepherd appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsApr 24th, 2021

Balik-Tanaw | The resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

We are all called to be prophets of our time; called to denounce injustices and announce the good news; called to offer our lives in the service of humanity, especially the deprived and the oppressed. It seems too ideal, but the fact is, some were already ahead of us in giving testimony. Think of those human rights defenders who dared to speak and defend those who have been deprived of their fundamental rights. The post Balik-Tanaw | The resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsApr 4th, 2021

Bishop’s Easter message: Do not lose hope

Amid the struggles and difficulties of the Filipino people brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Manila apostolic administrator Bishop Broderick Pabillo reminded the faithful that Easter Sunday brings a message of hope......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2021

Dandy Miguel, a comrade to all workers to the very end

“Our struggle isn’t distinct from the struggles of the nation” was a line he would often say during mobilizations, “which is why the working class must always rise up in solidarity with the rest of the nation.” The post Dandy Miguel, a comrade to all workers to the very end appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2021

Balik-Tanaw | ‘Divest our life in service for others’

Instead of accumulating fortune, fame, and power for ourselves, we divest our life in service for others, especially for the poor. This descent is to be continued in making ourselves servants and purveyors of care and nurture in order to deliver the maximum impact of unconditional love for others. The post Balik-Tanaw | ‘Divest our life in service for others’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2021

Balik-Tanaw | *Triumph in the wilderness

By LEVI ALBANIA United Methodist Church Psalms 25: 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 Genesis 9: 8-15 First Peter 3: 18-22 Mark 1: 12-15 12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, 13 and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted[a] by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.… The post Balik-Tanaw | *Triumph in the wilderness appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2021

Balik-Tanaw | Solitary life, lepers and Valentine’s Day

On this feast of a martyr for God, let us remember the love of mothers who lost their sons and daughters to this nonsensical war on drugs, those healthcare workers serving the frontlines risking their lives out of love and care for Covid patients, the homeless, hungry and needy, the children suffering in desperate conditions, the women and children victims of domestic violence whose numbers have risen in the advent of the lockdown, the rising number of out-of-school youth and adults, the LGBTQ community pushed to the margins of society, and many more who suffer a martyrdom, a loss of the sense of self, a loss of a sense of hope. The post Balik-Tanaw | Solitary life, lepers and Valentine’s Day appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2021