“Peace be with you,” as people gave each other handshake during the service. It was an open-air mass from the capital’s Rizal Park. The Pope was there and so were thousands of ecstatic people. It was part of his five-day visit. Priority of his visit was to send a message to the poor who face social, spiritual, existential injustice – who want to go forward, who suffered from Typhoon Haiyan and are continuing to suffer the consequences. How I wish to be there. But never mind, I watched everything in the comfort of my home. Speaking of which, I better check my lottery ticket, hoping to win a prize.
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