By Israel Tarlit
Every year thousands of people will walk towards Manaoag, Pangasinan for the annual pilgrimage. These people will walk very early in the morning and walk many miles under the blistering summer heat just to reach their destination. They walk in groups that would somehow ease their weariness.
Every year we would see them walk and just pass by. But last year we’ve had enough of watching them pass by, we did something different. PASA LOVE was still in the early stages at that time and we simply grab any opportunity that would allow us to serve. It was Jonathan, one of the pastors in the church who suggested that we serve coffee and cold drinks.
We’re doing it again this year only this time bigger. We’re going to cook 4 large pots of arrozcaldo that could serve 800 people. There would still be the brewed coffee. The cold water will always be there since these pilgrims would need to refill their water containers. We’re going to set up some tables and chairs should they want to sit and rest for a moment. And we would open our rest rooms for them.
Our ad for this PASA LOVE.
Matthew 5:46-47, “If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?”
If we love the same people how can that be love? When faced with people who are different from us whether in terms of faith or politics, we’ll choose to love. After all, Jesus loved unconditionally. PASA LOVE.
Loving withOUT BIAS or BOUNDARIES.
If you want to be part of this event, you can help by sharing your resources. It will be used to purchase ingredients and materials to feed weary pilgrim.
You can also be part of the volunteers who would serve this pilgrims.
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