BISHOP GARCERA: Let us come naked before God

by Fr, Lito Jopson, CBCP ECSC

CEBU CITY, Jan. 27, 16 –  Daet Bishop Gilbert Garcera reflected on man’s nakedness before God in the  morning prayer of the fourth day of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress here in the Pavilion, Cebu City.

Bp. GarceraAccording to the bishop, the Book of Job sets the tone of who humanity is before God.

“Who we are and what we are are gifts from the Lord.  In Job, we realize who we are in front of a compassionate Father. Job leads us to Jesus.  It is about Jesus the righteous man who suffers and is vindicated by the Father.”

Bishop Garcera called on all Catholics in all humility and nakedness before God to admit the many sins committed against Him.

“We are sorry for the all pastoral efforts without reference to Jeuss.  We ask for forgiveness for our negligence to the poor.  We haven’t taken cared of mother earth.  We tend to be unwelcoming in our communities,” confessed Bishop Garcera.

Finally, he hopes that the Eucharistic Congress will help discover the power of God and the transforming effect of the Eucharist.

“We proclaim the hope of glory, with the sense of unworthiness because of our sins.” (by Fr. Lito Jopson, CBCP ECSC)