The following is a reflection on the Gospel according to Matthew 11:16–19, 25–30 (NIV) and delivered by Gerald Farinas at the Sophia Chapel in Evanston, Ill. on July 9, 2017. It just happens to be a coincidence that I get to preach on a day that the appointed Gospel is one that speaks to the idea that God reaches out to the margins. Ministering to the margins is a basic tenet of the faith community I belong to. God reaches out to the people whom we are quick to condemn that are unlike us.
Today is the 80th Anniversary of Spam — July 5, 2017. Why do Hawaiians consume so much of it? It goes back to our plantation roots. Potted meats were best for poor Sakadas like my grandfather and great uncles— indentured Ilocanos who labored in pineapple and sugarcane fields. And so it was for Japanese, Okinawans, Chinese, Koreans, Portuguese, and other plantation workers and their families.
The Philippines finally gained her independence from centuries of colonization on the Fourth of July 1946. Her people recognize the day each year as Philippines Republic Day. In Manila, there is a symbol far more drenched in impassioned meaning of all the things associated with independence from Washington and Madrid: a set of stairs inside a house. Malacañan is that house. It was the house of the colonial overlord, the governors-general. It was the house of subjugation and oppression.
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