INSPIRATIONAL: REFLECTION OF A BROTHERLY LOVE–AN IGLESIA NI CRISTO STORY!

FICTION: ANGEL CRIED “HELP ME KUYA EDUARDO” AS THE RISING TIDE ENGULFED HIM. HE WOKE UP. IT WAS A DREAM. HE REALIZED HE WAS IN THE CITY JAIL FOR ILLEGAL MULTIPLE GUN POSSESSION. HE LOOKED OUTSIDE. IT WAS A HORRIBLE AND ANGRY NIGHT. THEN AS HE SAT, HE REMEMBERED HIS FATHER, ERANO, HOW HE AND BRO EDUARDO HAS LOVED SO MUCH. THEN, HE CRIED, LONGING FOR HIS FATHER, AS THE NIGHT YET STOOD STILL. HE CHILDISHLY CRIED, HIS HEART BROKEN, AND LAMENTED, “PAPA, KUYA NEVER LOVED ME!”. THEN THE LIGHTNING FLASHES…!
ANGEL WAS FRIGHTENED. HE WAS ALWAYS STRONG, YES! AS HE COULD REMEMBER AS FAR AND BEYOND IMPASSIONED DAYS, KUYA WAS ALWAYS HIS TRUSTWORTHY AID. BUT NOW, HE FELT WEAK, WOUNDED AND BETRAYED. KUYA DESPISED HIM TO THE POINT OF BEING ESTRANGED. KUYA WANTED HIM TO BE HOMELESS. YET HE LOVED HIM. HE LONGED FOR A BROTHERLY LOVE. HE DID NOT SLEEP THAT NIGHT AS HIS THOUGHT WAS A JUMBLED PIECES OF MEMORIES HE TRIED TO MEND BY TEARS AS THE HARSH NIGHT MASKED THE UNABASHED AND UNHAMPERED LAMENT . AT THE BREAKING OF DAWN, THE ANGRY NIGHT RECEDED TO A SIGHT OF GLOOMY SERENITY, HE STOOD FROM THE BED AND APPROACHED TOWARDS THE GRILLED WINDOW, THE FLASHES OF EARLY SUNLIGHT BEAMED ON HIS SOMBER FACE AS HE RESPONDED WITH A TONE OF NOSTALGIA…AND LONGING…..AND WISHING FOR COMFORT, HE WHISPERED, “PAPA!”….💌
SIREN FLASHING AND RESONANT, THE AMBULANCE SPED PAST THE CITY JAIL, AS THE BUOYANT TIDES OF THOUGHT HAS STILLED, AND ONLY THE RESONANCE OF PRISON LIFE BECOME APPARENT, ANGEL WAS ALREADY ON HIS BUNK RESTING THE MONOCHROME OF THE DAY. HE WAS NOT YET ADJUSTED WELL. PRISON IS NOT ARBITRARY FOR ANY FREEDOM HE USED TO HAVE, YET, HE HAS TO FACE REALITY. HE HAVE TO BE STRONG EVEN IF THE WHOLE WORLD WOULD DESERT HIM, HE KNEW OF ONE THAT WON’T. HIS LAST THOUGHTS THAT DAY WAS OF PEACE. REPRIEVE. LIBERTY. PARADISE. THEN THE CACOPHONY OF SIRENS DISRUPTED HIS PEACEFUL PREOCCUPATION. HE THOUGHT, ANOTHER UNFORTUNATE SOUL. THE AMBULANCE TRANSPORTED SHOOTING VICTIMS TO THE EMERGENCY HOSPITAL. CRITICAL SHOOTING VICTIMS WERE FETCHED FROM THE AIRPORT. A TERRORISM ATTACK. THE VICTIMS AMONG OTHERS WAS PROCLAIMED DEAD ON ARRIVAL. SUCCESSIVELY, THE CITY WAS ENGULFED WITH BLARING SIRENS AS THOUGH LAST NIGHT’S FRANTIC STORM WAS AN OMEN OF THIS DISASTER. NEWS REPORT LATER THAT EVENING, ACCOUNTED 15 DEAD, INCLUDING THE DISABLED GUNMAN. ANGEL WAS WATCHING THE NEWS THROUGH THE BARS, AS THE POLICE ON DUTY TURNED THE TV VOLUME LOUDER. ANGEL COULDN’T HELP BUT EMPATHIZED WHEN THE TV MONITOR FLASHED THE VICTIM’S ORPHANED CHILDREN. THE BEREAVED AND MOURNING AMBIENCE, THE REALITY OF HAVING TO BE ALONE, THE ENDLESS HARSH POSSIBILITIES, YET HE KNEW, HIS PITY MAY NOT BE RESOUNDING AS TO MAKE CHANGES, HE KNEW, AS HE WISHED FOR EVERY TORMENTED SOUL, A MORE MERCIFUL ONE WOULD, FOR THE ORPHANS, THE VICTIMS AND OPPRESSED….AND FOR HIMSELF, AND MOST ESPECIALLY, AS SLIVERS OF LIGHT SIMMERED THE SORROW, HE THOUGHT LIKEWISE FOR KUYA!
MEANWHILE, AT THE ZOO, KUYA EDUARDO WAS ENJOYING A HAPPY TIME WITH HIS FAMILY. THEY WERE ALL JUBILANT. INTERACTION WITH THE ORANGUTANS WAS SUCH A MINDLESS REVELRY. THEY TRIED TO FEED THE MONKEYS, THEN CAUTIONED. A WARNING WAS OVERHEAD: DONT FEED THE MONKEYS. ONE OF HIS NIECE SADDENED, THOUGHTFUL OF SOMEONE, SHE UTTERED, I WISH UNCLE ANGEL IS HERE. THEN THE MONKEYS ERUPTED IN SHRIEKING DISARRAY.
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