Bad teachings and bad faith do not bear good fruit my dear friends. They do not produce good faith. Ahh! The more we can understand now why in the first reading, the King, upon hearing and knowing what is truly written in the book that they have discovered, changed, ripped off his garments and decided to change ways. For what is written in the Law and the Prophets is what the Lord God wants them to be. The king made a covenant before the LORD that they would follow him and observe his ordinances, statutes and decrees with their whole hearts and souls, thus reviving the terms of the covenant which were written in this book. And all the people stood as participants in the covenant.
As we continue our Eucharistic celebration, let us ask the Lord that He would continually teach us the way of His decrees just as we have said in the responsorial Psalm: Teach me the way of your decrees, O Lord. Let us cut our wrong beliefs, let us always be guided only by the Word of God and by His decrees.
NOTE: For non Filipino readers of this blog, Kaingin is a tagalog term for deforestation using fire. Its an easier method than cutting trees one by one. By doing a "kaingin", you clean everything in the mountain