I don’t usually give alms to the poor- especially to those who look like they are capable of working (like selling rugs, sampaguita or as kargadors) but chose to beg instead. But this time, it’s different. Last Monday after school, as I was walking down the stairs of Monumento station, I saw this father who’s holding his child who I believe has a hydrocephalus. The moment my eyes sighted them, my hands immediately (and involuntarily) searched for my wallet and gave an amount I consider as the biggest I’ve ever given to unfortunate people. They have a pouch bag where all the donations are placed, and I was very happy to see that it’s full of money; mostly paper bills- a proof that there’s still a lot of Good Samaritan today. As I passed across them, I said a little prayer and got teary-eyed (being an emotional person when it comes to these situations). May God bless that father who stands beside and never left his ill child, may they continue to receive more blessings, and may this child be healed soon. I realized that I am a one lucky human being—having a healthy body, supportive family, living a normal life—and we should thank the Lord for these.
I hope this message can reach charities or medical institutions and help this one child in need. And you too, can be of a great help by saying a little prayer for all those who are sick, especially to this child.
*actual photo above*