When we call out problems, when we ask questions, when we speak our minds, IT MEANS THAT WE CARE.
Nalungkot ako nung may mabasa akong ilang bad comments at trashtalks sa social media from non-Catholic Christians tungkol sa pagbisita ni Pope Francis sa bansa. Parang gusto kong kumanta ng, “Why you gotta be so rude?”
Right now, one of your friends may be suffering from depression or thinking about suicide, and is subconsciously using social media to seek help. We have a responsibility to respond, and our response– or the lack of it– may be the difference between life and death.
Is there anyone that fails, Is there anyone that falls, Am I the only one in church today feelin’ so small?
I was projecting my hurt and humiliation at an institution because that’s a much larger target.
I firmly believe that this group’s purpose of existence does not and did not end with the results of the 2013 election. We are not just supporters of a mere politician, we are not supporters of a single man — we are supporters of a God-given advocacy and new found patriotism that God kindled in our hearts through the selfless sacrifice of this man.
Alalahanin mong minsan silang ginamit ng Diyos sa paglago mo, so honor and remember them–at least for that.
But that morning, to be in a place full of people who actually had the dreaded disease, was somehow a liberating confrontation. It felt like death was looking me in the eye. But I’m no longer afraid, I have peace.
A tribute for each and every faceless volunteer who never lose the fervor, the flame and the passion.
UPDATE: Please take time to read my Open letter to Bangon Pilipinas volunteers. This is a message to all JIL members, Bangon Pilipinas campaign managers and supporters, and even to the critics of Bro Eddie Villanueva. Just let the man run. He has decided in his heart to compete in the political arena for the 3rd…