Friday, March 14, 2008

Lenten Political March

As I stepped out of a bank, what should I find but a long line of around 500 marchers solemnly trudging the length of CM Recto. It was an odd combination, the placards that they held and the lead multicab truck intoning: "Dili sayon mosunod ni Kristo...."

What to do? Join the crowd, of course.

In keeping with the Lenten season, the marchers have turned this walk into a Way of the Cross, with stations situated along the length of CM Recto. Sacrilegious? I don't think so. The Way of the Cross has always been about identification with the pain and suffering of the Christ and these people, mostly from the urban poor and native tribes, have more to say about that then folks like me.

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