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Ang santong suhi at ang multo ni Herodes

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Napag-isipan ko lang naman
hindi upang pagtawanan
kungdi upang makita iba pang 
kahulugan ng kapistahan ng ating
pinagpipitaganang San Blas, 
patron ng mga may sakit 
sa leeg at lalamunan
matapos niyang masagip 
sa kamatayan batang natinik 
ang lalamunan.
Sa aking pagkakaalam,
tinik sa lalamunan nalulunasan 
ng sino mang suhi nang isilang;
ngunit bago ninyo ako pagtawanan
ibig ko sanang inyo ring tingnan
hindi ba't tayo ay nabibilaukan,
nahihirinan, at natitinik sa lalamunan
kapag pilit nating sinusubo, nilulunok
higit sa kaya nating kainin,
pilit inaangkin maski hindi atin?
Pagmasdan at pagnilayan
leeg at lalamunan na pinapagaling
ni San Blas ang siyang bahagi 
sa pagitan ng ulo at katawan kaya 
marahil ang nalalaman ng isipan at 
ang nararamdaman ng puso at kalooban 
hindi magsalakupan dahil nababarahan 
ng kamunduhan leeg at lalamunan
kaya katotohanan at kabutihan
hindi natin masundan at mapanindigan!
Ito rin ang karanasang inilalarawan
sa Banal na Kasulatan tungkol kay
Haring Herodes nang kanyang mabalitaan
mga himala ni Hesus sa pag-aakalang
nabuhay mag-uli si Juan Bautista na
kanyang pinapugatan ng ulo
dahil lamang sa sumpang binitiwan;
nahirinan siya sa kapangyarihan
 at kapalaluan, kaya di kalaunan, gumawa
din ng sariling multong kinatakutan!
Bihag ng kasalanan
kaya si Herodes ay naguguluhan,
 nalilito at hindi magawa ang kabutihan,
naliligalig sa mga ginawang kabuktutan
nang marinig ang Mabuting Balita
 ni Hesus sa tanan;
ganyan din tayo kadalasan:
gumagawa ng sariling multo na katatakutan
nililibang sarili sa kasalanan, kunwa'y
kayang lampasan pinagdaraanan.

Tinawag ni Hesus ang Labindalawa, at sinugong dala-dalawa. Binigyan ng kapangyarihang magpalayas ng masasamang espiritu, at pinagbilinan: “Sa inyong paglalakbay, huwag kayong magdala ng anuman, maliban sa tungkod. Ni pagkain, balutan, salapi sa inyong lukbutan o bihisan, ay huwag kayong magdala. Ngunit magsuot kayo ng panyapak.”

Marcos 6:7-9

Iyan ang bilin ng Panginoon
na sinikap sundin ni San Blas
na siya namang tinanggihan
ni Haring Herodes at mga kagaya niya
hanggang sa kasalukuyan, di alintana
pagdarahop ng karamihan,
nagpapasasa sa kapangyarihan 
at karangyaan hanggang sa mahirinan,
nakalimutan na ang tunay na kayamanan
ay sa Diyos lamang matatagpuan!
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