Fr. Jerry Orbos challenges youth to shift perspective: Less me, more we!

Renowned priest Jerry Orbos challenges the youth to change their perspective by becoming more selfless and thinking more about what they can contribute to the world rather than what they expect from it.

Today’s generation often gets a bad rap for being seen as entitled, overly sensitive, and self-absorbed. But renowned priest Fr. Jerry Orbos is throwing down the gauntlet, challenging them to shift their perspective by focusing less on themselves.

In his Sunday homily, Fr. Jerry urged Gen Z to think about what they can contribute to the world rather than what they expect from it.

“To the young people, payback time. Forget what the world owes you. Concentrate on what you owe the world,” said Fr. Jerry. “If you do that, you begin to grow up and mature, to become a good shepherd,” he added.

Fr. Jerry emphasized that this change can begin right at home, with how they treat their parents.

“Mga anak, palagi niyo sinasabi ‘ang nanay, ang tatay’. How about you? Be a good sheep. Make a decision,” he challenged.

“You can make that decision. Make your parents happy, make them proud of you. That’s the challenge also, especially for the youth today. Hindi yung ikaw palagi,” added Fr Jerry.

His call to action isnโ€™t just empty rhetoric, as he lived by these principles as a young boy.

“I made a decision when I was a little boy. I said, ‘mahirap na buhay ni mama and papa’. I’ll try my best hindi ko na sila pahirapan pa, dadagdag pa sa kanila,” he said. “I tried my best to make them happy, not to give them problems,” he recalled.