AMID the slogan chanting and horn blowing lies the energy of a youth concientized by their professors and parents who themselves were called to action 30 years ago, whose eyes were opened to the atrocities perpetrated for over 20 years by the dictator Marcos.
Many of those have expressed pride and joy over seeing the next generation in action. To their relief they see a ray of hope break through the wimpy angst and indifference that has marred the image of what has been labeled the generation of the millennial.
It seems that many of those young ones who hit the streets are from Catholic schools – though I’d like to avoid generalizing as it is a mere observation from my Facebook timeline – or at least from some form of Christian upbringing. In such a case, where does the whole idea of forgiving Marcos come in?
Forgiveness, after all, is in the very core of Christian teaching and doctrine. From Christ’s own mouth and deed comes the essence of forgiveness, for after all his death – in fulfillment of scripture – lies the forgiveness of all mankind’s sins.