A Jesuit, Filipino, and Asian Ecclesiastical Faculty of Theology

Sunday, February 18, 2018
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“Why this waste?” the disciples asked when a woman poured expensive ointment on the Lord’s head on the eve of his  passion. “It could have been sold for much and the money given to the poor” (Mt. 26: 8-9). Why this “waste” indeed?  Why, in a country where so many are poor, at a time of economic instability, political uncertainty, and environmental  crisis, spend for theology? Is thinking and talking about God, which is what theology essentially is, worth so much?


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