Friday, June 10, 2016
God Is Love
Archbishop Hon was told by the Pope to take over the Archdiocese of Agana as an Apostolic Administrator. The Pope has also listed certain guidelines for Archbishop Hon to follow.
Because Pope Francis is unable to come himself and take over the Archdiocese, he sent Archbishop Hon in his place. This means that anyone who disobeys Archbishop Hon is being disobedient to Pope Francis who sent him here. Anyone who opposes Archbishop Hon would also be opposing Pope Francis who sent him here. In addition, they would also be opposing the Catholic Church and would not be in communion with her. Archbishop Hon has called all Catholics to work together in building unity in the Church, and we must at least strive to do that. Pope Francis has spoken through Archbishop Hon who comes in his stead. Any sign of protest or opposition would be a protest against Pope Francis, the representative and Vicar of Christ who sits in the Chair of the Apostle Peter.
Of course, it is not always easy to find harmony and peace, but with God all things are possible. Reconciliation comes with an open heart, understanding, forgiveness, and love. In his homily yesterday, Archbishop Hon tells us to love one another. This is also the commandment of Christ. This is how people will know that we are His disciples. And how are we to achieve this? Sacred Scripture tells us how.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.