MANILA, Jan. 25, 2013— A group distributed Bibles inside major terminals of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) yesterday to further spread the Scripture.
In partnership with the LRT Authority, the Philippine Bible Society (PBS) said the activity is among their activities as they celebrate the National Bible Week in the country from Jan. 21 to 27.
The interfaith organization had simultaneous Bible distribution to employees of 4 major terminals of LRT Line 1 and 2 including Central, Baclaran, Cubao and Santolan.
About 3,000 pocket New Testaments and “Our Daily Bread” devotional books were given out to the recipients.
The LRT has an average of 800,000 passengers a day and the PBS is cognizant of the challenges that its management is facing such as irate commuters, pickpocket incidents and even suicide attempts.
PBS General Secretary Dr. Nora Lucero said Bible distribution is their way of helping “alleviate the situation and aid the harassed employees.”
“We support the initiatives done by the LRTA to improve its services and operations. We support the initiatives done by the LRTA to improve its services and operations,” Lucero said.
According to her, as the LRTA is doing its best to give quality and safe travel for passengers, the PBS want to help them cope with difficult situations by providing them with copies of the Bible.
“The PBS management decided that since we are celebrating the National Bible Week this January, we want to share the Word of God to the hardworking people of LRTA as we try to uplift their spirit and provide inspiration to them,” Lucero said.
“By sharing the Word of God to the hardworking people of LRTA we hope to try to uplift their spirit and provide guidance and inspiration to them,” she added.
The PBS also distributed copies of the Daily Bible Reading Guide (DBRG) to commuters to encourage them to read the Bible and follow God’s Word.
“The Bible teaches us to follow the law, be disciplined and be mindful of others. These are basic tenets that when followed by everyone will also benefit all,” said Lucero.
LRTA officer-in-charge Emerson Benitez said they are glad for having been chosen as one of the recipients of the Bible.
“We believe that the Word of God is a source of wisdom and strength that will aid us in serving our nation better,” Benitez said. (CBCPNews)