A Matter of Faith Social Sensitivity

Peter Bacho
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One theme of most of Bacho's fiction is the contribution of elderly—especially immigrant—Filipino Americans to the modern, younger generations. This theme derives from Bacho's respect for the sacrifices made by immigrants and their children that have made possible the prosperity of later generations, and from his deep interest in history, especially the history of the western United States. The theme plays out in "A Matter of Faith" as Buddy tries to come to terms with his feelings for Uncle Kikoy and the other bachelors who sacrificed their chances for marriage and children of their own so that there would be enough money for youngsters such as Buddy.

However, "A Matter of Faith" goes beyond the economic sacrifices and focuses not on the material welfare of the young but on their spiritual life. Through contemplation of Uncle Kikoy, Buddy discovers his deep spiritual...

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