“The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.” Psalms 64:10
President Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino passed away this morning after her hard-fought battle with colon cancer. much have already been said about her. being the icon of Philippine democracy & People Power, as Ninoy’s wife, as Kris’ mom. i could go on forever.
the nation mourns not only the loss of an ex-president; but also its mother.
Tita Cory left a lasting legacy in Philippine history. from my perspective though, i see her as Ninoy’s strength and her children’s light during their darkest hours. and when called for, she went beyond the needs of her family to fulfill a duty to a whole nation which, since then have become part of her extended family. and up to her last breath, her faith in God was so strong that it radiated to the entire nation, regardless of political affiliation or religion.
thus was Tita Cory’s legacy in me. she taught by her example that nothing is unbearable when we carry it with the cross of Christ in heart and mind. although she was born rich and priveleged, she suffered more than her fair share. but she accepted her fate with grace. she embraced God’s will with loving trust. she endured her sufferings with silence.
her faith in God lives on, long after she has gone. it’s the one great lesson for each of us, that in whatever state we are, happy or sad, healthy or sick, persecuted or praised, rich or poor; WE MUST PRAY WITHOUT CEASING. for wherever our destiny takes us, only one thing is certain; the Lord is with us during the entire journey. the same way He is now with Tita Cory on her way home…
where angels welcome her with yellow ribbons praising her for a job well done and a life well-lived.