TINIG NG PASTOL: HOMILIYA SA DIOCESAN PRE-SYNODAL ASSEMBLY (4.23.33)

PANOORIN | TINIG NG PASTOL: HOMILIYA SA DIOCESAN PRE-SYNODAL ASSEMBLY | Abril 23, 2022 | Lub. Kgg. Dennis Villarojo, D.D., Obispo ng Malolos

TINIG NG PASTOL | HOMILIYA SAPRE-SYNODAL ASSEMBLY | Abril 23, 2022

Halina’t pakinggan ang Tinig ng Pastol!

Pagnilayan ang ilang mga katagang binitawan ng Lub. Kgg. Dennis Villarojo, DD, Obispo ng Malolos, sa kanyang homiliya sa naganap na Pre-Synodal Assembly noong Abril 23, 2022 sa Immaculate Conception Major Seminary.

Basahin ang kabuuan ng homilya:

Magandang hapon po again sa lahat at ako’y muling magpapasalamat sa lahat ng taong kumilos upang maganap ang ating pagtitipong ito. Mula kay Fr. Manny Cruz, ang ating rektor ng seminaryo na siyang nagiging overall coordinator nitong ating Pre-Synodal Assembly, at kasama niya si Dr. Michael Yanga at Dr. Rita Cucio, at ang ating mga facilitators na karamihan ay nanggagaling sa mga parokya, sa Council of Laity, sa youth, at saka Dr. Yanga’s Colleges Incorporated, at ang ating mga seminarista, [at] pasalamat din po sa inyong lahat na nakadalo rito at nagiging instrumento upang maidaos ang ating Pre-Synodal Consultation sa mga parokya. Salamat po sa mga religious at mga pari and very happy na ang ating kaparian, ang ating Presbyteral Council ay narito pa rin hanggang sa oras na ito. Alam ko pong marami kayong mga commitments at gampanin sa parokya dahil ngayon ay Sabado. Pero siguro naiayos na ninyo at nandito kayo ngayon kasama tayong lahat sa pagdiriwang ng Pre-Synodal Assembly na ito.

Dito po tayo sa Ebanghelyo. Ang mga Apostol ay nagtitipon on the upper room. Ito yung pinagdausan ng huling hapunan at sinarado nila ang kwartong ito. They lock the doors sapagkat sila’y natatakot. Ang pagtitipon pala nila ay hindi dahil sila ay inspired o hindi kaya’y or anticipating something. Ang kanilang motibo ng pagtitipon ay negative – Takot. Natatakot sila, ngunit bakit sila nagtitipon? Okay! We know na natatakot sila, pero bakit sila nagtitipon dahil sa kanilang takot, sapagkat there was a prior fellowship and communion na naganap na among themselves. Kapag ang takot, kapag may takot tayo diba pupunta tayo sa taong source of security natin. O natatakot tayo pupunta tayo sa ating kwarto, pupunta sa nanay, sa tatay, o sa pamilya, sa mga kaibigan, na akala natin ay sila ang magsanggalang sa atin. Kaya ganito. Dalawang motibo, they were afraid, at the same time there was a prior sense of community. So it’s both positive and negative, ang kanilang rason bakit sila nagkatipon, at dito, sa sandaling ito ay nagpakita sa kanila ang ating Panginoon.

Here, God meets us where we are. Whether it is our fear or our sense of communion. Whether it is negative or positive. God meets us where we are. At iyon ang kagandahan ng Panginoon. Hindi siya nag-rerequire na magtipon [tayo.] [Na] dapat nagtitipon kayo dahil naghihintay kayo sa akin. Magtitipon kayo dahil inspired, na-inspired kaya at saka lang ako pupunta sa inyo? No! Even our fear can be an instrument of God’s presence. At ito, isa ang nangyari sa pagpapakita ng ating Panginoon for the first time sa lahat ng mga apostol. Hindi pala lahat sapagkat may isa na wala. Wala rin si Hudas. Kung titignan natin, itong si Tomas. Ito yung tao na nasa laylayan. Actually there are two (2) na wala doon. Si Hudas at si Tomas. Itong dalawa rito. Ito yung mga tao sa laylayan kasi wala sila sa loob, nasa labas sila. Now, itong si Hudas. Simula tayo kay Hudas. Ito yung taong nasa laylayan pero lumayo at wala tayong magagawa dahil siya mismo ang lumayo and iyon din ang heartache ng simbahan. Even if we reach out, talagang may taong lumalayo at ayaw ng makipag-usap sa atin. Sasabihin ang katotohanan pero ayaw maniwala, titigas ang ulo, pero wala tayong magagawa roon. We also have to respect their opinion. Pero itong si Tomas, masasabi nating [nasa] laylayan siya sapagkat wala siya roon noong nangyari ang unang pagpapakita ng ating Panginoon. At iyon na nga ang makikita natin sa ating sharing. May mga taong ‘di nakakaalam na mayroon na palang nagawa ganito kasi wala sila roon. Hindi naman problema yan, kinakailangan lang ng impormasyon at pag-exchange ng karanasan sapagkat napakalaki ng simbahan natin. Sometimes the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing. Kultura natin ‘yon sapagkat sinabi ng Panginoon. “Do not let your left hand know what the right hand is doing”. Hindi natin ina-advertise yung ginagawa natin but this is not an apology, this is just stating the reality within the church. Kaya kinakailangan ng leveling. Mag leveling tayo para malaman natin ang mga ginagawa natin in our own particular situations and gathering likes this allow us to level with each other. Para makikita natin na kung ano ang ginagawa na at yung hindi pa ginawa upang matugunan ang pangangailangan. Si Tomas naman ay wala siya doon, but when he came… Noong lumapit siya sa mga apostol na nakakita sa ating Panginoon, nandiyan pa rin yung fear na baka yung nakita ninyo ay the skepticism, baka yung nakita ninyo ay hindi Panginoon. Sapagkat dapat He must bear the marks of the crucifixion. Alam po ninyo si Tomas, He is an example of a person na walang pananampalataya. The purpose of Thomas here is to show in bold relief the fact that the Risen Christ must bear the marks of the crucifixion. Sapagkat if that Risen Christ didn’t bear the marks of crucifixion, then He is an impostor. Madali naman mag-impostor noong panahong iyon, wala namang thumb mark [na] mag-validated sa identify mo. Wala ka namang ID na dala-dala at wala ring picture na masasabi natin na, “Oh yung mukha niya, pareho pa rin”. The only [recognition] kapag may mga marks na nakikita na alam na nila [yung] identifying marks sa isang taon at that time. At iyon yung hinahanap ni Tomas. Identifying marks of Jesus, who died on the cross, so he can believe indeed the same Christ who died on the cross is also the same one who rose from the dead. And what does that mean to us Christians? That do not look for Christ, who is without wounds because that is not the genuine Christ. Ang simbahan ang kawatan ni Kristo… [na] perfect na wala man lamang gusot, wala man lamang hidyawan. Lahat-lahat ay, “okay, brother”, “okay, sister”. Masaya lahat, baka hindi iyan ang totoong simbahan, kasi ang totoong simbahan ay talagang mayroon gusot. May mga marks of the crucifixion, and also pertains to our lives as Christians. Do not expect perfect life, when you believe in Jesus. Because the Jesus you believing bears the mark of the crucifixion. Kaya nga po kanina sa tanghalian. Nagtanong si Dr. Rita sa akin. “Paano kaya natin nakakayanan ang bigat ng mga sharing? Ang bigat ng mga output”. Sabi nga [kanina] ni Sister Deyeth, nakaka-depress…Nakaka-drain makinig lang. How we carry this? The sample principle coming from the Gospel. Receive the Holy Spirit! Receive the Holy Spirit! Kayo rin ang nagsabi noon eh. This is the work of Holy Spirit. And if you look for success, don’t look [at] it in terms of the corporate categories of success. Yung may malaking nagawang building o ‘di kaya ay yung dumadami mga tao o kaya tumataas ang koleksyon. Does are not indicators of success in the church. Because if we believe that the Holy Spirit moving us we should never look for material or corporate indicators of success. Because the only indicator of success in the church is fidelity. ‘Yong pagiging matapat natin sa Panginoon.’ Yong pagiging matapat natin sa kilos ng Espiritu Santo. And conversely, the only indicator of failure in the church is hindi iyong may programa, pero hindi lahat na-implement. The only real indicator of failure in the church is infidelity.’ Yong hindi tayo naging matapat sa Kanya. Because in the end the church is built by our relationship with the Lord and we measured by either fidelity or infidelity but the beautiful thing about in the church and with our relationship to God is that, while it is possible to fail. While it is possible to be unfaithful, there is never permanent failure in the church. Bakit po? Sapagkat sinabi Niya, na kung sino yong patawarin n’yo ay mapapatawad. And the only way to overcome the infidelity is forgiveness. That is why, Jesus died for us. To offer us a second chance, a third chance, a fourth chance, chance, chance, ad infinitum. At hindi pala iyan ad infinitum, actually the Lord said, “Forgive seventy (70) times seven and that also His own treatment to us. He forgive us seventy times seven, meaning, infinite. Kaya you might say, we have all the time in order to accept, to receive the mercy of God.

Kaya lang, we have all the time the second is coming but that should that be a reason for complacency. Bakit po? Sapagkat hindi natin alam kung kailan ang second coming. Baka bukas na eh… The second coming seems to be a long time, iniisip natin kaya lang yung scatological second coming na talagang end of time you might not know but individually it can be tomorrow or it could be the next second. Wag naman sana yung may bibiglang titihaya diyan ‘no? But that’s the beauty of it. We have this seemingly infinite time to try and try to be faithful. Always clinging to the mercy of God, to the power of the Holy Spirit but while you might think it’s an unlimited time, it is not. Therefore there is no room for complacency. Success is measured by fidelity, failure is in fidelity but we have every moment to try and try again because God’s heart, God’s mercy is always open for us but only for a time. Because there’s always terminous when our time is up but we really don’t know when time is up. Mabuti pa yung pagsusulit, sinasabing “Five minutes pass your paper. Finish or unfinished.”

Do not rely on any minute because it could be anytime. But the mercy of God is always there as long as God gives us time. In any case, let us be grateful to the Lord for being part of this beautiful communion. Imperfect, yes, but always in need of his mercy.

Always raise up to the level of the supernatural because this is not our work, this is the work of the Holy Spirit. Paano natin kakayanin ito? Hindi naman talaga natin kakayanin because this is the work of God.

Maaaring panoorin sa ating Youtube channel ang buong homiliya: https://youtu.be/ePi8zt3M1iU

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