Life is too short. Read the Bible, the manual to life, Pacquiao advises
If there is any boxer who has attained recognition in the just ended decade and has commanded attention out of both respect for the sport and allegiance to his faith, then, Manny Pacquiao is the one. Some commentators and analysts dubbed his bout with undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jnr as the bout of the century whilst many others tipped him to oust the latter from his winning streak.
Occupying the seat of Filipino Senator, he ruthlessly defended his WBA title twice against Keith Thurman and Adrien Broner to extend his proficiency and dominance in boxing, even at the age of 41. His passion transcends his boxing profession as he has admitted to reading the Bible voraciously and building a stronger relationship with God through His word and spreading the Word, too.
As the Scripture says, “that no flesh may glory in His presence“(1 Corinthians 1:31) – Manny has accrued his lifetime success to God and crediting God for every whit of achievement He has endowed on him. He is very vocal in talking about his passion for Christ.
As a member of the Philippine Senate, he pioneered a law which makes it mandatory the last Monday of every January be observed as the National Bible Day in the Philippines. People from the different facet of the society – the entertainment, business, government and the church – unite to celebrate the Holy Bible as the cradle of the Christian faith. The event was graced by the printing of 100,000 Bibles to be given to the different sectors of society.
He used the opportunity to share with the audience the series of testimonies the Lord had wrought in his life and why it was essentially important for everyone to read his Bible.