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Vol. VI, No. 48      Jan. 7 - 13, 2007      Quezon City, Philippines

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POETRY

In the End, It is the Word Made Flesh That Counts*

(In memory of Rev. Alfredo Faurillo, United Church of Christ in the Philippines [UCCP] pastor and human rights advocate, 1935-2006)

 

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO

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There are those who think they are Christians

by their continually speaking out the words of Christ.

In the end, however,

it is not only the word that counts

but the word made flesh.

 

Here lies a man whose life was a continuous sojourn

in the company of Christ.

He took up the cross of serving the people

and struggled hard against Caesars playing God.

He was one who strove to usher in the day

when all men,

all men shall have become brothers

of one another.

 

In the end,

it is not only the word that counts

but the word made flesh.

 

This was a man who spokes the words of Christ

and made the word become flesh.

By this, he was a real Christian.

 

*This poem was recited at the tribute to Rev. Alfredo Faurillo on Jan. 5, 2007 at the UCCP national chapel in Quezon City

 

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