ILOILO City, May 3, 2015 –- What keeps married people happy? Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo through a story showed that choosing to be happy with one’s spouse is the key to married bliss.
Telling, a story of a “Couples for Christ” couple during his post-Communion message at the closing Mass of the 18th International Kids’ Village (IKV) at the University of San Agustin (USA) gym in Iloilo City, Lagdameo narrated that a husband and wife were interviewed separately about their “secret to happiness.”
According to the prelate, the husband said: “I will tell you my secret, but I do not want my wife to hear about it… You know the secret to my happiness is – please do not tell her — my wife, my wife.”
Likewise, the wife was also asked and she revealed, “I do not like my husband to hear my answer..What is the secret of my happiness? The secret of my happiness is my husband,” Lagdameo related.
After much applause from the 2,736 IKV delegates, the prelate added that the same couple was interviewed years after when they were already in their 80s and the husband said: “You know all throughout my life, I have found my wife tried and true.”
Lagdameo celebrated the event’s closing Mass together with Rev. Oswald Duran, OSA, Fr. Frederick Comendador, OSA, USA president, Fr. Jessie Tabobo, OSA, Fr. Antonio Nombrefia, OSA, and Rev. Paul Patrick Alipao of the USA Campus Ministry.
This year, IKV, the biggest annual event of CFC – Kids for Christ, gathered kids aged 4 to 12 years old from Qatar, New Zealand, Malaysia, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman and the Philippines.
The event, which ran from May 1 to 3, carried the theme “Love Project” with the anchor verse John 21: 15-17. (Nirva’ana Ella Delacruz/CBCPNews)