Sunday, December 25, 2011
Thank you very much!
To our fellow countrymen and brothers and sisters from Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City...
You who have been painfully struck with tragedy by Typhoon Sendong...
I just saw interviews of you over the national news just a few minutes ago.
And I must say, you have humbled me and my family for smiling in the face of extreme pain.
You kept an indomitable spirit and faith in the Lord believing that there will always be something to hope for in the days ahead.
Thank you for showing us what living is all about, what it means TO HOPE IN THE LORD, and that what matters the most is not the lost property or the lost opportunity, but that we have the precious gift of life that we have most of the time taken for granted.
We, most of the time, gripe over simple things like unsent and unanswered text messages and emails, clothes, technology and food.
But you have showed us that all of these do not matter when everything you hold precious is lost except your own life...
Thank you for your courage and resilience!
God bless you!