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EASTER MESSAGE: Remain full of hope, faith and love

(Easter message of  Archbishop Romulo dela Cruz of Zamboanga to readers of MindaNews)

Greetings of Peace on this Easter day from Zamboanga!

We thank God for this faith in Him and in His Son, Jesus who suffered and died and rose again from the dead. Jesus’ resurrection from the dead gives us a lot to hope for especially in these times when we seem to lose hope because of many problems related to crime, corruption and drugs.

While those in authority strive to solve these problems by any means within their power, we have to admit that this world of ours has had its share of problems; no earthly leader has been able to solve all the problems. We must remain aware of our inadequacy to solve all the problems. We can only do so much and leave it to God to do the rest.

It is in this spirit of Easter that I call on all to do our part, no matter how little it may be, but remain always aware that we have a God whose hand guides the destiny of this world, of men and nations. In the words of St. Teresa of Avila: Let nothing disturb you, nothing frighten you; All things are passing God never changes.  Patient endurance attains all things; Who has God wants nothing, God alone suffices.

Happy Easter to you all! May you all remain full of hope, faith and love.

Archbishop Romulo dela Cruz of Zamboanga

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