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Cardinal Tagle’s Advice Amid New Normal: ‘Be Humble’

As the world adapts to the new normal, Cardinal Tagle lamented how people are back to fighting and blaming others again.

As the world adapts to the new normal, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, prefect of the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples, lamented how people tend to forget the lessons that the COVID-19 pandemic imparted on humanity.

In his homily during Mass at the Pontifical Filipino College in Rome on Sunday, Cardinal Tagle said that the pandemic, which is supposed to be teaching people the value of humility, is instead dividing humanity across many parts of the world. (Read: Words of Wisdom from Cardinal Chito Tagle)

ARRESTED. Police drag two activists who joined an anti-terrorism bill protest in front of the gate of University of the Philippines Cebu campus on June 5, 2020. (Photo by Gelo Litonjua / Rappler)

According to the cardinal, while some people claim that the pandemic humbles humanity, he also observed that many are back to fighting and blaming others again.

“We are back to the imposition of influence and power,” Cardinal Tagle said. “Unfortunately, I think humility is not welcome in the new normal. When will we learn?” (Read: 3 Prayers of Guidance and Enlightenment for Government Leaders)

Blessed Are the Meek

Jeepney drivers give thanks to ‘Barya Di Lamang sa Umaga’, a fund raising initiative for jeepney drivers who are unable to work during the pandemic. (Photos from Barya Di Lamang sa Umaga Facebook)

Amid everything that’s been happening around, Cardinal Tagle encourages the faithful to learn from Jesus “by being meek to one another.”

“We hope we’ll walk as humble as he does. The walk of God is a humble walk,” he said, encouraging everyone to “welcome the king who will come to us on a lowly donkey who will put to shame all the weapons, the arms of pride and domination, for that is not the true kingdom.” (Read: A Strong Friendship: Pope Francis and Cardinal Tagle)

The true kingdom, Cardinal Tagle said, is inaugurated by the humble one with a meek heart.

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