DEVOTEES were urged to guide their kids in living a Christian life and to commit to the “common vocation of discipleship” in yesterday’s Children’s Mass at the Sto. Niño Pilgrim Center.
Fr. Antolin Asor, the main celebrant, also reminded parents to understand baptism not only as a sacrament but as a confirmation of personhood.
“Our baptism reminds us that we are anointed in the name of Christ and have been called and sent to proclaim the good news in our own way. A vocation does not only refer to priesthood but the vocation to be a disciple of Jesus, the common vocation of all believers,” he said.
Asor also said that the people’s devotion to the Sto. Niño must be translated into actions.
“In this world where we can see bickering, backbiting, ill-will, dishonesty, disrespect, exploitation, and shallowness of one’s faith, our devotion to the Sto. Niño should be translated into faithfulness, action to God, to work, to your family, and to your community,” Asor said.(more)