Cebu City, Jan. 28, 2016 – Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles led the morning praise of the fifth day of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress here in Cebu and focused on the wisdom of God hidden in the ages but fully revealed to us in Jesus Christ.
Describing this event as “extraordinary” with seventy three countries participating, this is reminiscent of the biblical image of all peoples and nations coming to the banquet of the Lord and makes the archbishop react like St Peter in the Transfiguration of Jesus, ‘Lord, it is good we are here!’
Archbishop Valles asked for the grace of wisdom of God
“Let us pray to grant grace upon grace as it were to move to embrace more fully the wisdom of the Father experience in the Eucharist of Jesus.
“May St. Thomas, whose feast we celebrate today, guide us, inspire us to thirst and hunger for this wisdom in the Holy Eucharist. May it grow in our lives, to become Jesus for others, to be tables of mercy and compassion. May we grow in wisdom like the bread of the Eucharist. In loving service and solidarity, may we become wiser; our lives, in the midst of despair, become beams of hope and sparks of glory.” (Fr. Lito Jopson, CBCP ECSC, TV Maria)