Pope Francis and the Philippines.

We are a little more blessed since Thursday, January 15! Pope Francis is here.

Tacloban City, badly hit by typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) is in his itinerary. Braving the rain, with a yellow raincoat on, he waved to thousands who gathered to see him celebrate mass.

His homily was very moving, offering a moment of silence before he even began. He said he decided to come here the day Yolanda hit the island. And that even if he is a little bit late, he came just the same.


We experience a lot as a nation, sometimes pushing us to the edge, most of the time asking our God why super typhoon comes and kill so many. And as this question is left unanswered, our faith is challenged.

But today,  we felt God is with us!  With his inspiring words,  his endearing smile,  and his amazing presence!

Our nation is again blessed. May we live inspired.