• Following God is tough. Sometimes you won't get what you worked hard for. But what matters most is that You encountered God wherever you are. I was not able to see the Pope upclose but I know in my heart that through his whole visit, I encountered the Lord.
• Faith is an adventure. You'll hit and miss. You'll feel pain and joy. You'll lose hope and find hope again. Just keep focused on where your destination is (heaven), and what your goal is (love God). Today, we walked from UN LRT station to Luneta, then Luneta to SM Manila, then SM Manila to Gil Puyat station. We got drenched in the rain. We had a glimpse of the Pope. We ate Chicken Joy. We bought new shirts and slippers. We laughed hard. We felt so tired. But I'm going home happy and fulfilled.
• Focus on the goodness that God placed in other people's hearts. We encountered a lot of selfish people today. however, I don't want to remember them. And so I thank God for those who showed kindness-the policemen who carried people over the barricade due emergency, the Kuyas who carried us in crossing barricades, the people who accompanied us in the line, and the two persons who joined me in my dream to meet the Pope.
Thanks for being our sunshine, Pope Francis. Thanks for being our sun, God.