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Among the many characteristics that describe us, the value of faith is
the most important
Filipino faith as a Catholic
Faith in God
Among the many characteristics that describe
us, Filipinos, the value of faith is the most
important. For many years, the Philippines has
been the only Christian nation in the whole
Asia. Today, more than four centuries after
Ferdinand Magellan brought us the Catholic
faith, we Filipinos continue to cherish and
value our faith in God. Together with us are our
fellow Filipinos of other religions; they too
value our faith.
Praying to God is a behavior that is very much a part of our day to day experiences. Our parents often remind us to say our prayers upon waking up and before going to bed. Our teachers not only teach us how to pray; they join whenever we pray.
Whenever we pray, we feel deep inside us a special kind of inner joy and peace. We are happy to pray to God and thank him for all the blessings. We also feel happy when we pray to God and to bring him our many worries and trials in life. Whenever we pray, we are actually relating with God. We are communicating with him, Through our prayers, we get a chance to meet him, to listen to his words and to answer him with our own words. It is this relationship with God that we treasure, and that give us that inner joy and peace.
We can conclude that our desires and efforts to pray everyday come from a value present deep in our hearts. This is the value of faith.
The cross of the statue of Black Nazarene