LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… In a loud voice she (Elizabeth) exclaimed… `But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me… Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises’…” (Luke 1:41, 43, 45, the Holy Bible).
MARY AS THE MOTHER OF THE INCARNATE GOD: The visitation of Elizabeth by Mary (which is narrated in Luke 1:39-45 of the Bible) contains highlights that, indeed, the baby boy that Mary was going to conceive and give birth to was God the Father Himself. Among these highlights were Elizabeth’s statement that Mary was the mother of her, Elizabeth’s, Lord, and that she, Mary, was blessed because she believed in God’s promises about His birth through a virgin.
WHY IS THERE NO RUSH TO PUNISH THE KILLERS OF THE KOREAN? It is not just the involvement of top-ranking police officers in the kidnapping-for-ransom case where a South Korean national was killed that is giving the black-eye to the illegal drugs campaign of President Duterte. What is more bothersome for many here is the fact that there seems to be no rush to immediately identify and punish the perpetrators even at this point.
Consequently, citizens are asking: why is there no immediate disclosure and punishment from the Philippine National Police (PNP) of, and for, those who are being implicated in the “tokhang-for-ransom” case involving Jee Ick Joo? Why is the Department of Justice taking its sweet time investigating the murder which has already irked even South Koren diplomatic officials in the country?
Since there is already evidence that the family of the slain Korean businessman paid P5 million to his kidnappers, why are police authorities not zeroing in on where this money is at this point? And since there are media reports linking police generals to the crime, why is the public not being informed about who these generals are?
IF CRIMINALS ARE NOT PUNISHED, MORE CRIMES WILL BE COMMITTED: This sorry circumstance will surely encourage criminally-minded policemen to venture into similar endeavors in the future. We cannot fault these scalawags if they plan on committing the same heinous crimes all over again, for it is plain to them that no one gets punished anyway, and that the only worst thing they could get is to be threatened to be killed by the president no less.
The apparent laxity that is being employed against the rouge-policemen that executed the kidnapping of Jee Ick Joo (on the pretext that he is a drug pusher so money could be extorted, as P5 million was in fact extorted from his family which was led to believe he was still alive and could still be saved by paying his ransom), would only entice a repeat performance.
The government, the PNP, and others in authority, must fully understand the ramifications of King Solomon’s warning, aired in Ecclesiastes 8:11 of the Bible, which said “When the sentence for a crime is not quickly carried out, people’s hearts are filled with schemes to do wrong.” Sun Tzu’s “Art of War” says the same thing!
GOD’S FULFILLMENT OF HIS PROMISES IN VISITATION: Here are Elizabeth’s words, after hearing Mary’s greeting in Luke 1:41 and 43: “When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit… In a loud voice she (Elizabeth) exclaimed… But why am I so favored that the mother of my Lord should come to me… Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises…”
These words were surely inspired by the Holy Spirit to be uttered by Elizabeth, in reference to Mary, for they confirmed that the baby that Mary would give birth to would be the Lord, or God Himself, and that whatever was happening to Mary was in fact a fulfillment of the prophecies made by God, through Isaiah, that He, God Himself, will come down to earth in human likeness and form, as a man named Jesus.
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