MESSAGE FROM THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT
We are observing the Holy Week in the most unusual way. We remain in the safety of our homes, without the traditions we have been accustomed to, to prevent contagion. God’s ways are unfathomable but we are assured with one thing, we are God’s children and He is faithful in His
unconditional love for each one of us.
Let us take this time to remember the events which brought about our redemption and salvation. Let us repent on the wrongs that we have done and rise in Jesus in order for us to have true healing, reconciliation, and redemption.
This is a difficult time for everyone. It is then a call for all of us to think of others and how even in the confinement of our homes we can be there for one another. For what is the most meaningful life, but one that is lived to enrich the lives of others?
Let us be thankful to the Lord for allowing us to carry on despite this pandemic and let us pray that mercy be upon those who are struggling to cope with this crisis. Let us be instruments of Jesus’s love for all of us. In our most simple ways, let us reach out to other people. Let us all be a constant reassuring presence to our family, friends, colleagues, and students, that they are not alone during this trying times. Extend help if you can to those people who may not have homes to protect them, food to keep them healthy, and many others who are in a more difficult situation than us. Let us also remember and pray for the safety of everyone who has put their lives forward as frontliners in this battle.
As we seek the Holy Spirit’s presence, let us spend the rest of the Holy Week to hear God’s healing voice. May this Holy Week allow us to renew ourselves and our faith. Let us pray that the situation gets better soon and that we be delivered from this pandemic. In God’s love we are not
alone, with God’s mercy we shall overcome.
DR. FAY LEA PATRIA M. LAURAYA