Bohol devotees celebrate ‘God the Father of All Mankind’ feast day
TAGBILARAN CITY – Boholanos on Sunday celebrated the feast of “God the Father of all Mankind” with a Mass at the cathedral here.
Bishop Alberto “Abet” Uy of the Diocese of Tagbilaran, in his homily, said the devotion to God the Father entails faith.
“Faith is to believe in what you do not see. The reward of the faith is to see what you believe,” he said.
Uy narrated how God tested Abraham’s faith by commanding the latter to offer his only son Isaac as a sacrifice.
While the decision was hard to make, Abraham obeyed God. After Isaac was bound to an altar, a messenger from God stopped Abraham, saying “now I know you fear God.”
Abraham looked around and saw a ram and sacrificed it instead of Isaac.
Lucina Lugod, 48, a resident of Barangay Balintawak, Talibon town, Bohol credited her recovery from breast cancer to God the Father.
“My faith brought me closer to God,” she said.
Lugod said her devotion to God the Father was strengthened when she underwent a surgery on Feb. 12, 2021.
She was anxious after she found out that the cancer cells grow abnormally and had spread.
It was Sister Precy Aseneta-Macasaet, a missionary, visionary and divine healer, who shared to her about God the Father.
After praying, laboratory results showed she was negative of cancer cells.
“In those days, I was thinking that my chance for survival was very slim. I was emotionally and spiritually down, including financial crises. But God the Father of All Mankind provides everything,” she said.
“Having faith is to trust in God, to believe in God’s ability to sustain and uphold us.”
On Sunday, she and her husband Christopher, 45, travelled to St. Joseph the Worker the Tagbilaran Cathedral-Shrine in Tagbilaran City, at least 109 km from Talibon for Sunday’s feast.
She met her fellow devotees and Sister Precy who were wearing white Filipiniana.
In 2010, Sister Precy introduced God the Father of All Mankind to Bohol province after following God’s will.
“It was God the Father who brought me to this place because He wants his children to know Him,” said Sister Precy.
“God the Father’s mercy and love is eternal. It is not only limitless. It flows from His heart of complete love and compassion for us,” she added.
Sister Precy said more and more people have become devotees of the God the Father of All Mankind not just in Bohol province but as well in Cebu, Manila, and Cagayan de Oro City.
She said he will never get tired of serving God the Father for as long she lives.
“I am ready where He will send me,” said Sister Precy who is set to visit Baguio City, Nueva Ecija, and Tuguegarao City to spread the devotion to God the Father.
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