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Respect the dead

05:03 AM May 29, 2018

This refers to “Slandering a man of God” by Rina Jimenez David (5/23/18).

Giving respect to the dead still holds a significant standing in our culture. It would be callous, insensitive and unsympathetic to disrespect the dead.

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For instance, we don’t speak ill of the dead because they can no longer defend themselves. The dead might have been wicked, but still, they deserve our respect whoever they are.

We draw inspiration from the good ones and learn from the mistakes of the bad ones so that we could have a more meaningful life.

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The dead, just like us, are flawed because of human limitations.

To show respect to them, of course, is not to forsake their sinfulness and failures but an eloquent expression of showing mercy to human imperfection which is the central of the Gospel message.

REGINALD B. TAMAYO, Marikina City

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