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Draft MOral Virtues (Rizal) (1)

Draft MOral Virtues (Rizal) (1)

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avoring Legacy
Introduction
Imagine your favorite food served before you. Surely, youwill find delight in taking a bite of it. While savoring itsexquisiteness, the thought of how it is prepared eventually slipsout of your mind. Dr. Jose Rizal, the greatest hero of theMalayan race, has plated the sweetest dream of his oppressedpeople, that is, freedom. As the beneficiaries, like the dinersperhaps, we continue to taste the delicious fruits of his labors as
we enjoy our freedom. While Rizal‟s realized dream is seen as
your favorite food, the steps of preparing the latter are reflectedby his hardships. Indeed, we have always been aware of hisexperiences, his miseries, his triumphs. However, we are notwell versed of the ingredients necessary for the preparation of such.The ingredients of your favorite food are embodied by thevalues and virtues that Rizal has learned throughout hismeaningful journey here on Earth. Without such, th
ere wouldn‟t
have been any Rizal immortalized in our hearts today, we wouldhave been still suffering from the hands of foreign oppressors.
 
 
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avoring Legacy
Imagine this compilation as your recipe book. In here, you willfind the values and virtues that have made the man Rizal was.These moral principles are reflected in his ways, his words, hisbeliefs, his writings, his ideals. Also, such are found in hisencounters with various individuals, in the ways of his friends, inthe interaction among his colleagues.This book extracts the values found throughout his journey. For every chapter, certain situations are citedmanifesting the values/virtues reflected. Also, a broadexplanation of each value/virtue is included. This is not a mere
compilation of Rizal‟s moral principl
es, but also an explicitrepresentation of how he thinks, how he deals with situations,how he has lived his life.
 
 
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avoring Legacy
Chapter 1
Advent of a National Hero
aith in God
This exemplifies one’s belief and trust in God.
 
“It was a Wednesday and my coming out in this vale of 
tears would have cost my mother her life had she not vowed to the virgin of Antipolo to take me to her sanctuary by way of pilgrimage.
” 
 Despite various beliefs in deities, the growing number of sects in our society which manifests religion differences, onething is sure
 –
that we all hold faith in someone we believe in.For Christians, like Rizal, we adhere to the words and life of Jesus Christ. The citation above shows how intense the Rizal
family‟s faith in God is. If 
Doña Teodora
(Rizal‟s mother), did not
have faith in God, she would not have been able to give birth toRizal who had an unusual big head. It seemed impossible for her to take a normal delivery. Fortunately, through her belief inthe Immaculate Virgin of Antipolo entwined with her promise
that she would do a pilgrimage on Rizal‟s 7
th
birthday, she gavebirth to a healthy boy without compromising her own condition.
ignityIt is defined as the respect that other people have foryou or that you have for yourself.

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