Humility, not showing off, is Caritas way, says archbishop

June 17, 2022

Archbishop Angelito Lampon of Cotabato on Wednesday reminded the Church’s social action workers to carry their service with humility “and not to impress” other people.

Speaking during Mass on the third day of the 40th National Social Action General Assembly (NASAGA) in General Santos City, he warned of “hypocrisy if we do it just to show off”.

“It’s a matter, therefore, of motivation, what really motivates us to give alms, to share,” Lampon said in his homily.

In other words, the archbishop said the source of spirituality for Caritas is the life and ministry of Jesus, his actions and words.

“We can’t be social action workers without deep spirituality behind what we are doing,” he said.

The assembly — held for the first time since the pandemic started — gathered more than 200 diocesan social action directors and workers across the country.

NASAGA is the venue for discussion and approval of major resolutions relating to the network’s thematic programs, social services, and organizational development.

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