Finally, he was courageous in embracing the hard circumstances of life. Though falsely accused, he rose above his hurts and died with nobility. It might have been a case of mistaken identity. Yet he accepted it as “God’s discipline” to make him worthy of heaven. Today, we have a terrible plague, a deadly drug menace affecting the very fiber of our society. We need the inspiration and protection from above to solve this complicated issue. Hence we turn to God, through the intercession of San Roque, to liberate us from this present social plague!
San Roque, pray for us.
(This article appears in the Faith Section of Cebu Daily News, August 21, 2016)