CBCP head calls for repentance from lust for power, wealth
Posted by akosistella on April 1, 2010
CBCP president Tandag Bishop Nereo Odchimar said such lusts are manifested through increasing graft, poverty, human rights violations, vote buying and selling and electoral fraud.
“How are we challenged individually and collectively as a community by this season of repentance and renewal? Rightly so, if we are to examine the very core of our being, we realize that our hearts innately crave for power, are attached to material wealth, content to
maintain the status quo, and inclined to worldly allurements and other forms of selfish desires,” Odchimar said in his Holy Week message.
“All these have outward manifestations through the increasing cases of graft and corruption in many institutions, poverty, violation of human rights, vote buying-and-selling and other forms of electoral fraud, abuse of natural resources, land grabbing, and all forms of injustices,” he added.