Today, I went to mass, lighted a candle and prayed. While I was praying silently in church, a Spanish woman whose face I didn´t get to see stood by my side and gently asked me if I was Japanese. I said no but felt that if I said that I was, she´d console me readily. It´s so strange because the people in this city are somewhat reserved and don´t open up easily especially to Asians/foreigners. Ah, must be because we´re all human and even if we aren´t the ones who directly suffered, we feel and sympathize with each other.
I was brought up in a prayerful environment. I´d like to say that I was religious when I was much younger but as we grow older, we become somewhat jaded with the harsh realities of life. One thing that stayed me though was my faith and belief of the power of prayer. Prayer heals and can make miracles.
lighting a canlde at Fatima ( Portugal)
So I urge anyone who reads this, to say a prayer for Japan and Libya. You may not like lighting a candle, you may not be believe in God but I believe that a few words of hope, a wishful thought filled with positivity and good intention can create miracles and heal.
Let´s light a candle and say a prayer. Peace to all!