KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: ‘We have been warned…’ PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 04 October 2011 14:39

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe…” (Proverbs 29:25, the Holy Bible).
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“WE HAVE BEEN WARNED…”: Yes, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is correct. Global warming and climate change are behind the massive rains, floods and strong winds that have been bringing death and damage to our country. But then, how did global warming and climate change come about?
The usual answer is, man destroyed his environment, and that is the truth. But not the entire truth, really. The other truth is that, global warming and climate change, and the massive rains, floods and strong winds coming to us, were warned about by God during the time of Moses yet, and even repeated during the time of Jesus Christ.

In Deuteronomy 28:15 and 22-24, and Matthew 7:24-27 of the Bible, we find these scary warnings: global warming and climate change, and the rains, floods and winds will come if we continue refusing to listen to God’s Word, and continue to refuse to obey His commands. We have been warned these tragedies will happen, but we are hardheaded.
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ROTARIANS AS MIRACLE WORKERS: Here is the final installment of the speech entitled “Rotarians as miracle workers for Service Above Self” delivered during the “Governor’s Visit and Fellowship for Service Above Self and Four Way Test” of the Rotary Club of Intramuros:

“It makes me terribly proud to be a Rotarian, and it makes me obsessed with doing my own share of Rotary miracles, even if this means spending my own money to make these miracles come true, and even if it means partnering with other Rotarians in whatever way we can, like for example continuing the medical-surgical and free legal aid missions we already embarked early on for this year, in partnership with other clubs.

“In view of this obsession, I wish to make an offer that I hope my classmates, the ChangeMaker Presidents, will find hard to refuse: let us organize joint medical-surgical and free legal missions in the different areas covered by District 3810, under the leadership of your clubs, and we promise to make available the lawyers and doctors from our club, especially Dr. Arthur Platon, the one man surgical team…
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CHALLENGE FOR ALL ROTARIANS: “I submit that the real challenge for all Rotarians from the District, now and in the days to come, is to band together once more and lead the way in performing more miracles of service which only dedicated Rotarians can do, instead of merely griping about the problems confronting humanity at present.

“ChangeMaker Presidents must join hands, now and in the future, and show the world that, under the leadership of District Governor Ernie Choa and all the Past District Governors of District 3810, we the ChangeMaker Team, can be the change we want to be, despite all adversities.

“And as we stand on the crossroads of Rotary International’s 106th year, I believe that ChangeMaker Presidents and ChangeMaker Rotarians will once more demonstrate that, as the song goes, it is better to light just one little candle, than to stumble in the dark…”