An Open Letter to Sen. Manny Pacquiao from Fellow Christians on the Marcos Burial at Libingan ng mga Bayani

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Dear Senator Manny,

First, we would like to congratulate you on your victory against Jessie Vargas. Thank you for making our country proud by your achievements in boxing.

We write this letter to you as fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. Just like you, we believe in the power of the death and resurrection of Christ as the basis for living a new life and receiving forgiveness for our sins.

However, we are troubled by your recent statements regarding the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the LNMB, in which you appealed for the need to forgive and move on. Like you, we believe in the centrality of forgiveness in the Christian faith and life. Just as God has forgiven us, we certainly need to forgive others.

There are several reasons, however, why a blanket call for forgiveness is not appropriate in this case.

  • First, forgiveness presupposes that an offense has…

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