I’ve lately been feeling lost, empty and worthless. I dragged myself to Baclaran Church and prayed this:
Give me Direction;
Give me Purpose;
Give me Life.
Not regularly going to church to attend the Holy Mass is something that I am not definitely proud of. But aside from dipping my index and middle finger in a bowl of Holy Water upon entry and exit, the other thing I love doing when inside a Catholic Church is lighting up candles.
That is why every time I have the sweet opportunity to light candles inside a church, I always light five of it. One for me, one for Nengkoy and Joe, one for my beautiful family, another for my friends and colleagues while the last one is for the one whom I have patiently been waiting for.
For me, lighting up candles is like toting up an interactive medium towards one’s prayer. One does not simply say a prayer instead such request, petition, gratitude, supplication or wish are conveyed to the heavens with a cool and funky symbolism.