Tagle: Find God during hard times 

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PASIG CITY, Jan. 4 (PIA) -- Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, the Vatican's Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples has urged Filipinos to look at themselves and find God in every stage of their lives, particularly during hard times.

In an article posted on the Radio Veritas website over the weekend, Tagle reminded the faithful that Jesus had promised that he will be with the people until the end of time, and that the hardships many people have experienced in the past year should not be translated into lack of grace from God.

“Difficulties do not mean the lack of blessing; the promise of Jesus is ‘I will be with you until the end of time’ that’s the blessing,” he said.

The former Manila archbishop said only God can give the people serenity and peace of mind not only based on harmony but also in respecting differences in belief, faith, and outlook in life.

“As we end the year which some people say is a ‘year of disaster’ may I invite you to look at the blessing... God, how did God keep you during the Year, how did God continue to feed you during the year, how did God smile at you during the year, how did God treat you with kindness during the year, how did God and God’s presence save us from something that would have ruined us,” he said.

He emphasized that there can be no peace without God.

"Peace is a gift of God, peace comes from the name of God that is invoked on people and it is not peace not because there are no more differences, no more debates, no more conflicts there will be peace because there is salvation because the smile of God could be stronger than the roaring of guns,” Tagle said.

He also expressed optimism that the people will continue to be more compassionate and caring, especially to those who are in need. (PIA NCR)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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