Friday, March 14, 2008

Corrupt officials need to atone for their sins at Lent


A couple of days from now, the Lenten season will be upon us. It is recollection of how our Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross to redeem our sins. It is the time when most people, especially the millions of Christians around the world, come together as one to reflect and atone for our sins.

Perhaps, this is the best time for corrupt government officials to observe the sufferings of Christ on the cross, if only to allow them to realize the magnitude of our transgressions unto the Lord.

It is incomprehensible as to why a lot of people still cheat the government, if only to amass so much wealth for themselves; feeding their children with money stolen from government coffer at the expense of others who try to survive on a dog-eat-dog competition and doing all they could in an honest way. And it is disheartening to know that there are people who can't make an honest living fairly and squarely, without resorting to illegal means to attain their sinister wishes in life.

Those who are most vulnerable to commit these transgressions are people holding sensitiv positions in government, which they use to advance their personal interests. Therefore, officials and employees at the Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Land Transportation Office, among others, must shed off some of their dirty feathers during the Lenten observance.

We all knew that reforms can't be attained overnight. But at least, the onset of another Lenten season is a good way to start to re-awaken ouselves and re-establish our spiritual connection to our Lord Savior.

Advanced Happy Easter to all!!!

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