Archbishop: Listening Develops Culture Of Encounter

The Most Rev. Gilbert Garcera, D.D. during the Eucharistic Celebration on the Feast of the Transfiguration last August 6, 2019. (Photo credit: Angelino Chan, Jr.)

In a world where fake news abound, a local ordinary reminds the Faithful on the value of listening to attain the renewal for truth during the celebration of the Feast of the Transfiguration at the St. John Paul II Chapel of Montemaria Mother of All Asia in Lipa, Batangas City last August 6, 2019.

“The secret of Christian life is the Word of God,” highlighted Lipa Archbishop Gilbert Garcera, D.D. in his homily during the Eucharistic Celebration that opened the 5th National Catholic Media Convention, “We should develop a culture of encounter with the Lord through listening, all else are secondary.”

He said this was the secret of the Lord’s Transfiguration, which should lead to transformation—that is, the renewal of truth. Thus, Jesus’ transfiguration serves as a warning or discernment for one to always choose the truth.

“We are God’s instruments in the proclamation of the truth,” he underscored. “Think before you say, think before you click, think before you send when you communicate.”
Host of the said convention, the Archbishop welcomed the delegates and asked them to pray for the Clergy always so they “can give light to everyone”.

The 5th National Media Convention was attended by more than 200 delegates comprised of Social Communications and Media Ministry Directors, Coordinators, and partners from various Archdioceses and Dioceses in the Country. (~Arlene Matocinos)