Celebrity Couple is Rooted in the Word
Unknown to many, celebrity couple King and Boots Rodrigo are lovers of the Word. In fact, their love for the Bible intertwines with their own love story.
Atty. King shared that when he was trying to hurry Boots along into marrying him, she quoted a passage from Ecclesiastes in reply. “She quoted Ecclesiastes 3, which says ‘For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter in heaven,’” he said.
A serious Bible reader himself, Atty. King would not be outdone. He had a particular Bible verse in mind, which he thought was more appropriate for him and Boots at that stage of their courtship. “I corrected her and said that Ecclesiastes 11:4 was more applicable to our situation then. It says ‘He who observes the wind will not sow, he who regards the clouds will not reap.’” he said.
Following their much-publicized marriage, they still continue to read God’s Word. “If you go in our room, you will find a copy of the Bible on our bedside table. I also have a Bible commentary handy for when I need to understand a passage more clearly. And every night before we sleep, I would read the Bible aloud to Boots,” he shared.
Atty. King emphasized the importance of reading the Bible, saying that “it is impossible to love God without knowing Him through the Bible.”
“I think that for us to love God, we must know Him. It would be difficult to love someone, whether God or man, if you do not know the person. So what better way to know God than through His Word, the Bible,” he explained.
For her part, Boots said that her daily Bible reading has influenced her much “before and after her marriage to Atty. King.” “The adherence to the Bible is a togetherness activity for us,” she said.
The couple expressed hope that more Filipinos, especially children, get to know more about God through His Word. “If more people had access to the Bible, if they read it and live by it, more people would love God and serve Him,” Atty. King said.
This is why they continue to devote their time, talents, and treasure to help the Philippine Bible Society fulfil its mission of making the Bible known. Atty. King said many Catholics believe in God without clearly knowing why. “This is why Filipinos need to read the Bible,” he stressed.
Boots also said that due emphasis should be given to teaching young people about the Bible, especially those in the so-called formative years. She also suggested that a family Bible program would be a good initiative to get more Filipinos engaged in the Word. “While it is good to start with children in their formative years, you would need the cooperation of the parents. It would be easier for both the parents and the children to continue learning about God and His Word in the privacy of their own home after a Bible reading session or workshop,” she said.