Youth, Dare to Make a Difference
The Filipino youth, Dr. Jose Rizal says are the hope of the fatherland. Ingrained in this dictum is our national hero's aspiration of the youth's nobler and more challenging task to uplift, advance, and champion the cause for which this nation's ideals have been established. Day by day, as our youth grapple with issues of everyday life and make decisions that will shape their destiny, they need to focus on that singular vision for a better, more livable, peaceful and progressive fatherland. This vision, we believe, must first be nurtured and sustained from within the individual. For it is the individual alone who can choose, has the will, and is endowed with the capability to stand for the right without compromises, to dare to make a difference.
As Filipino youths of today's generation, we should try our best to set our abilities to the fullest so that we could build a stronger and better nation. Sure, there are lots of ways on how we could start it. But we should focus on three-fold task. Changing our attitude in the best possible way, participate in social activities and have an effective communication with the people that surrounds us.
. "Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint" (Isaiah 40:30,31). Christianity is the greatest legacy brought to us by the Spaniards. And it is through Christianity, through God, that we should take the first step in building a stronger nation. With God by our side, it seems that nothing is impossible. All we need is to have exemplary faith in God, follow His will, and be a responsible member of the Church. It takes a unique person, a person with such faith in God, to be a good foundation for a stronger and better nation.
Social involvement and effective communication is likewise...