Today, Millions of Christian devotees celebrated the feast of the transplantation of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila that’s why we don’t have classes in school. Whoohoo! Has anyone heard about it?
It’s a yearly procession of the image. The statue has been placed on a golden red carriage and pulled through the streets of Quiapo by devotees dressed in maroon. People are all trying to climb to the statue because they believe that who have touched the Nazarene can be healed of their diseases but all they got was bruises. Poor people.. =(
Catholics even from provinces and far places of the country come for the chance that they will be able to get close enough to touch their image of miracle. They also throw towels or handkerchiefs to the people guarding the statue and ask them to rub them on the statue in hopes of carrying some of that power away with them.
People get injured and others die every year because of the heat, most are being stomped. It doesn't make any sense. I pity little children brought by their parents to those kinds of idiotic activities,, I pity oldies as well.
I wonder does their god want that. Why aren’t they thinking? All this activity brought is accidents. Our current vice president is always on the scene. Dunno if he just impressing people that he is a faithful devotee. Probably his way of thanking his god for giving him the position. =)
No wonder why my country is suffering like this.. Ohh how will end this blog? Probably eat some cake… =)
Ooopss.. just heard the news 227 got hurt.