By Jeffrey Damicog
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has called on officials and personnel of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to remain committed in bringing justice to their stakeholders.
“In Proverbs 21:15, it is said that when justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to the evildoers,” he said in his Lenten message.
“Guided by these words, may the good men and women of the Department of Justice renew their commitment to be vanguards of justice,” Aguirre urged.
On the other hand, the Secretary asked Filipinos this Lenten season to not forget the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ and “be truly remorseful for all the sins of commission and omission we have committed.”
“And as we seek the atonement of our transgressions, may we likewise find the grace to forgive those who sinned against us,” he said.
“During the season of Lent, and onwards, let us remove the hatred and the anger in our lives and find repentance in our hearts,” he added.
On the other hand, the Secretary appealed to be also “very thankful for the many mercies, the countless blessings and the bountiful graces we have been showered however unworthy we may be.”
“May our sacrifices, offerings and pious prayers henceforth unite us with God’s purpose to save mankind from sin and damnation,” Aguirre stated.
“Let us always remember that those who share in Christ’s Crucifixion shall likewise share in his Resurrection,” he noted.