To all se­nior cit­i­zens

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Opinion -

IHAVE promised my­self that when I be­come a se­nior ci­ti­zen, I would ad­vo­cate and preach True Re­li­gion. I kept and made good on that prom­ise. Now I started preach­ing to my fam­ily, friends, rel­a­tives, neigh­bors and even strangers. This is be­cause of my con­cern that when a per­son reaches the age of 60, he or she is near the de­par­ture area.

Many of my friends joked about that as if they had no fear of death and have ac­cepted that sooner or later that will hap­pen. On my part, I al­ready ac­cepted the in­evitabil­ity of death. I reached 60 two years ago and I never feared death. Nei­ther would I do some­thing to has­ten it.

What I fear, how­ever, is hav­ing died with­out con­tribut­ing some­thing to make the world a bet­ter place for my chil­dren, grand­chil­dren and all the de­scen­dants of all the peo­ple.

Je­sus said, “The truth shall set you free.” Only by ap­ply­ing the truth to our lives can we make the world a bet­ter place. We will be free from evil and suf­fer­ing and all bad things. Be­cause false doc­trines are Satan’s trick for de­cep­tion.

I am there­fore call­ing all se­nior cit­i­zens to join me in preach­ing Je­sus’s teach­ings like, among oth­ers, his call: “Turn away from your sins; Do not sin again.” —Chito E. Ger­mino

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