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‘Lord, heal our land’ VIEWPOINTS Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz 04/19/2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

‘Lord, heal our land’

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Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz
04/19/2012
Thus says the title of a famous and much appreciated song that was repeatedly sang and delightfully heard some years back.

The truth is that the song remains relevant and meaningful, particularly in these times, in the Philippines. The song is religious in nature but also practical in application. It looks up to heaven, having earth well in mind. It elevates to the divine what humans sadly experience and suffer from. It asks for healing because something is unwell, something hurts and begs for healing.

What are the pains that need healing? What is wrong that needs to be made right? Who caused the pain and did the wrong?

Sad to say, the answer to all the questions is the same. Said pitiful and detestable reality in the land is authored by the one and the same being: Man..... MORE

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