A Catholic bishop has warned that selfishness and individualism will further the problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite the lockdown, Bishop Raul Dael of Tandag stressed that a community will stand firm if people will help each other.
“What would destroy a community is selfishness,” Dael said in his homily during the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at the San Nicolas de Tolentino Cathedral.
“There is no more spirit of community if people turn selfish,” he said. “What builds up a community of God is the spirit of communion,” the priest was quoted by the CBCP News.
The ritual that usually include the washing of the feet, he said, reminds Christians of their call to serve others through the concrete realities of life.
Given the protocols regarding physical distancing and absence of faithful, the traditional ritual was skipped.
The prelate stressed that the purpose of the celebration is not just for the sake of the ritual “but to lead us to action”.