Nicanor Perlas: Meaning of Easter

Philippine society is dying. The Filipino soul is sinking. There is massive corruption, poverty, conflict, joblessness, sickness and hopelessness all over the land. Millions are seeking and longing for a very different Philippines, one that is alive, dynamic, progressive, peaceful, just and moral. What is the new going to be based on? Where is the power to create the new going to come from?

This is where Easter comes in. Christ overcame the sting and horror of death, forever. With His victory, we now all have the capacity to overcome what is dead in ourselves, especially our doubts, fears and hatred. Only when we overcome these death forces inside can we have to power to resurrect and create the new outside, in ourselves and in our society. We cannot continue to be the victims of the death forces of the past. We have to access the resurrection forces of the future. Only this Resurrection power can allow us to build a new politics, a new Philippines. But we have to have the courage to die first so that the new can emerge and live. This is the meaning of Easter: the occasion not only to celebrate this power of resurrection within us, but also the occasion to make it real and effective in the world.

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  1. edith
    April 6, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    how are you going to help us poor filipinos?

  2. edith
    April 6, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    can u send me a list of your plans for us poor filipinos?

    • edyeeh
      April 8, 2010 at 10:11 pm

      look at his platform. Under

      IV. Pillars and Policies to move us forward –> 2.0 Policies and Programs –> Eradicate Poverty and Enhance Quality of Life

      It’s the solid steps he will undertake

  3. Edward
    April 6, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Yes something must die from the old for the new to begin. That old way is the way of traditional politics. If we can kill a part of ourselves that advocates to support the sure-to-win/lesser-evil candidate, or the part that only tries to look at a candidate’s amount of media coverage then the new can emerge.

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