But now I am coming to you.
I speak this in the world
so that they may share my joy completely.
I gave them your word, and the world hated them,
because they do not belong to the world
any more than I belong to the world.
I do not ask that you take them out of the world
but that you keep them from the Evil One.
~ John 17:13-15
God is doing something for the Philippines right now.
Mar Roxas has transformed into an inspiring person throughout this election exercise. He was not bitter but was magnanimous in his defeat. He said the whole election exercise was not about me but about the people. Now, the people get the leader they deserve. Hopefully, Duterte will not disappoint.
The campaign period before the elections was noisy, lively, sometimes vicious but always participatory as many voices wanted to be heard. Many gave of their time, talent and treasure to help their respective candidates. Some did it to be able to enjoy and share in the “spoils of war” when victory comes. But many did so because it is what they believed was needed by the country and her people.
Leni has impressed many by her simplicity and honesty.She is not of the typical mold that politicians usually come in nor of the typical oligarchic leader who have lorded it over us all these years. That Bongbong should make a strong comeback for the Marcos name is a fair warning, even a grim reminder, to us that we often bring upon ourselves the misery that eventually befall us.
We are at the threshold of God breaking once more into our history. May His Spirit guide us to the future that He has in store for us and that we deserve through our faith and hope in Him. May His love be ever our guide in our struggles for a better tomorrow for ourselves and for our people.