Caloocan Bishop Virgilio David asked the Catholic voters amid the Holy Week about their plans in the upcoming senatorial elections next month.
In his post on Facebook, David told his followers about the story of Pontius Pilate who gave the people the chance to vote who’s going to receive freedom between Jesus Christ and Barabbas.
According to the New Testament, the crowd chose Barabbas to be freed instead of Jesus Christ who crucified later on.
David after telling the story about Jesus and Barabbas asked the Catholic followers if they’re still going to choose a Barabbas who’s known as a “bandit” than Jesus Christ.
“Binigyan sila ni Poncio Pilato ng pagkakataong bumoto. Ang pagpipilian ay si Hesus o si Barabbas. Ibinoto nila si Barabbas at ipinapako sa krus si Hesus. Sa darating na Mayo, para kanino ang boto mo? Kay Barabbas o kay Hesus?” David said in his post titled ‘A vote for Jesus’.
In his previous post, he again mentioned the election to his followers.
“Can we allow our moral convictions to take flesh in our pursuit of social justice and a more equitable social order?” David said.
“Even more concretely, in the coming election, can we consciously renounce evil and stand courageously for the values upheld by our Christian faith through our votes this coming May?” he added.
David is a known critic of the Duterte administration which made the President criticized him in several of his speeches.
In one of his speeches, Duterte asked David not to use the Pulpit to criticize the government saying that the latter is using his religion to gain support from his political opinions.
“Hoy David, makinig ka, lumabas ka sa pulpito mo. Huwag mong gamitin ang relihiyon,” Duterte said in his speech.
The Caloocan Bishop became known after becoming vocal over the Kian delos Santos case.