Return to joy, Bishop tells singles’ conference

He encouraged thousands of SFC participants to keep on rediscovering joy despite seemingly hopeless situations and even tragedies like the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

Philippines
Feb 21 2014, 3:29 PM
Return to joy, Bishop tells singles’ conference
Bishop Elenito Galido

Overcome trials and rediscover the joy that comes from Jesus, Bishop Elenito Galido of Iligan told a Singles for Christ International Conference (SFC) in Cagayan de Oro City last weekend.

He encouraged thousands of SFC participants to keep on rediscovering joy despite seemingly hopeless situations and even tragedies like the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

“Oftentimes, we confuse joy with pleasure; joy can give us pleasure, but pleasure cannot provide us joy…Return to joy,” Bishop Galido said.

“I hope there is a joy that is in your hearts as we are gathered here this afternoon. We have to turn away from our sadness; we have to turn away from our discouragement, from our despair. Return to joy,” he said.

6,000 national and international delegates gathered at the Pelaez Sports Complex in Cagayan de Oro City for the meet from February 14 to 16. Besides Filippinos, there were participants from West Asia, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, the U.S. and New Zealand.

Source: CBCP News

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