Take up your Flag and Follow Me
Jesus boldly raises a tattered Philippines flag, poignant symbolism of the countless upheavals the country has been through from the Cry of Pugad Lawin in 1896 to the Independence Proclamation in Kawit, Cavite, in 1898, from the Fall of Bataan to the infamous Death March in 1942, from the anguish of 1983 to the euphoria of 1986, and then again in 2001. The pain and suffering of his people etched on the countenance of Jesus; but His stance is upright and His grip was firm. His love and mercy unite us, strengthen us from the shackles of fear, helplessness and hopelessness. But His face beckons; His eyes challenge me; the tough stance tells me there is no way to lose. “Take up your flag and follow me.”
It was not by accident that I was born a Filipino, and with Him as my supremo. We will definitely win this war. And the battle cry is not anger but love.