01 Sep Her Mother Died as She Waded Through the #TrafficSaEdsa
JUAN SAYS: We found this post too late. The rally in EDSA has ended, but the pain that this person felt as they were rejected by the people who trooped there will forever be engraved in her heart. Praying that people who take themselves to fight for a so-called cause will also be sensitive to people who are desperately trying to be with their loved ones on their death bed! This one is on you!
From Timmy C. Diagone
My friend’s mom died at a hospital along Reliance EDSA, my friend was crying while we’re walking to get to the hospital. Supposedly it’ll only take us 15 solid minutes from Cubao to the said hospital. But it took us 1:27 minutes to get there. Walking along Ortigas and and Edsa crossing, we had to endure the mass of INC’s rallying, to add to the agony was the grossest odor, Edsa smelt like a urinal. What pissed me off and put me in shock was when “we couldn’t get through and had to asked favor to the INC’s to let us pass, reasoning out that we have to get to the hospital (taking a chance she would be able to talk to her mom) the lady that we spoke to just lambasted us with a big word “SO WHAT!” We were shocked. We didn’t expect that it could be so bad. I thought this religion knows GOD, knows what is kindness and respect. More importantly, I thought they know what is the feeling of LOSING.
We got passed after an hour and 27mins. While walking, I just realized how cruel the world is. How selfish we people are, we sometimes over think things. We sometimes push ourselves to the point that “WE HURT OTHERS” that we supposed NOT TO.
My point here: I don’t take it against them of what they’re fighting for. We owe them respect. But at some point, our brothers from INC’s MUST KNOW that a lot of people have been suffering from this rally. A lot of people have been excruciatingly enduring the pain to walk from Ortigas to Edsa Crossing just to go home or get to work. We respect their faith, their beliefs. But I also want to let them know that they’re giving us discomfort already.
If we BELIEVE IN GOD, IF WE BELIEVE THAT IN HIM THERE IS JUSTICE, IN HIM THERE IS LOVE AND FORGIVENESS, AND THERE IS PEACE! The question is: WHY?
My friend just lost her mom, we could’ve made it and she could’ve said the words her mom needed to hear. She could’ve let her know how much she loved her. But we were late and her mom is dead.
To the INC brothers out there, We love you. We respect and support your cause. We hope and pray that it will be resolved ASAP. I just also hope that, You could do something, like a good measure for other religions, other people who pass by EDSA – a respect that we also need. We understand you, just as well be responsible in your actions. Giving DISCOMFORT is NOT God’s thing. I hope you realized where to rally, who to speak to and what to do, in line with your faith and in life with what is JUST and GENTLE in the eyes of our LORD.