So now we have come to the end of another Lenten season. Praise God! We did our denials or maybe we paid greater attention to the direction of our spiritual lives vowing to make it better. Or, we may have attended one or more missions listening to some very inspiring sermons. All these may have made us pledge to be better Catholics.
But would all these Lenten promises lead to better lives or make any real difference to the society in which we live? When we see what’s taking place in our country today, we are forced to ask: What’s wrong with our country?
A schoolboy murdered because he might have seen something and a family of four wiped out for reasons we are still trying to find out. Drive-by shootings are rapidly becoming the norm; turf wars end in death. Sadly, the list is endless.