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Grech: If you want to know who you are, listen to what others think of you

1 min readCardinal Mario Grech said in his homily that God and those around us can help us understand the real us, which is also reflected in the gospel where people talked about Jesus’ actions.
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Published 5 months ago on January 20, 2024

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One may think highly of oneself, but no one can erase reality, according to the Secretary-General of the Synod of Bishops on the Eucharistic celebration during the second day of the 10th Philippine Conference on New Evangelization at the Quadricentennial Pavillion on Saturday, Jan. 20.

Cardinal Mario Grech said in his homily that God and those around us can help us understand the real us, which is also reflected in the gospel where people talked about Jesus’ actions.

“When the people accused Jesus of being out of his mind, they were saying a lot of things about Jesus [and] most of which were true,” he said.

He also talked about the two possible meanings of existence: going out or displacing oneself and being excited or amazed, but mainly to describe Jesus and Christians.

“The word existence describes our life… displacing oneself, quitting an aesthetic position, moving out our lives,” Grech said.

In addition, the secretary-general clarified that for evangelization to take place, we must go forth and proclaim the gospel like how Jesus Christ left the Father and entered the world.

“For evangelization to succeed… being Christ-like, we displace ourselves to put Christ as the center, because we are amazed by the truths of his world, the power of his actions, the beauty of the future that he promises us,” he said.

Grech concluded his sermon by affirming that people used existence correctly to describe Jesus and express his desire to do the same for the people.

Meanwhile, the second day of the PCNE X consisted of various activities, including audiam sessions around the University, and a prayer ritual.

Also, a separate press conference was held with Cardinal Grech to discuss synodality during the afternoon.

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Princess Patricia Lumenario is a Reports Writer at TomasinoWeb. As an active student-journalist during her high school years, Patricia joined the organization in hopes of continuing her writing journey along with being a medical technology freshman. In her free time, Pat reads novels, watches too much Korean drama, or engages in fangirling activities such as watching concerts or catching up on content. Her savings are solely for collecting photocards, albums, and merchandise of her favorite idol groups. Pat loves her cats more than anything and being with them gives her ultimate comfort.

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