BEFORE the spiritual, the mundane: Mabalacat Mayor Cris Garbo is reaping mounting praises for the many things he has done for his city. People are convinced their taxes go where they should, particularly in regard to medical assistance. Salute is due.
But he should have better traffic people to handle the MacArthur highway and other roads in the city. Whoever thought of enforcing parallel parking, particularly in the Dau area, seems to have merely copycatted Angeles sans enough rumination. The new parking rule has worsened the already lamentable parking shortage while at the same time missing out on the real traffic deviants: jeepney drivers who board and alight passengers in their myriad fashions and illegal tricycles which ply routes any which way.
Meanwhile, Garbo is being asked to take seriously where his predecessor left off: a concrete footbridge across the MacArthur in the area of Barangay Lakandula, somewhere in the area of 9th Street which his predecessor failed to realize for lack of new mayoral term.
That portion of the highway has earned reputation as death crossing. I myself refrain from negotiating that area for fear of death by fender-bender. It used to be that a city traffic officer was stationed to assist pedestrians there, but the fatal danger in that site where Lakadula folk emerge from is almost non-stop 24/7, which can be too much for lowly paid personnel. A foot bridge is direly called for and Garbo can push the DPWH for this.
NOW BACK to the other realm.
Still in regard to the Warning prophesied by the Blessed Mother and as conveyed thru the visionaries of Garabandal, Span (1961-1965), another question that arises: will the impact of the Warning be less severe on the godly?
Garabandal visionary Conchite replied to such query thus: “Yes, but after the Warning, you will love God much more.”
Her friend, visionary Jacinta also said: “The Warning is for us to draw closer to Him and to increase our faith. Therefore, one should prepare for that day, but not await it with fear. God does not send things for the sake of fear, but rather with justice and love.”
Mystic Fr. Michel Rodrigue, whose interaction with the supernatural started when he was merely three years old, had this to say: “Those who would go to purgatory will see and feel the pains of their sin and purification. They will recognize their faults and know what they must correct within themselves. For those who are very close to Jesus, they will see what they must change in order to live in complete union with Him. The Father wants me to proclaim that you do not have to fear. For the one who believes in God, this will be a loving day, a blessed day. You will see what you must correct to accomplish more of His will, to be more submissive to the grace He wishes to give you for your mission on Earth. It will be one of the greatest signs given to the world since the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Father told me that the twenty-first century is His century. After the Warning, no one left on Earth will be able to say that God does not exist.”
In relation to the Warning, Jesus told mystic Luz de Maria de Bonilla on Aug. 12, 2019: “Those who behave and act in My likeness toward their neighbor, and repent with all their strength, force, and feelings, and confess their sins with a firm purpose of amendment, those children of Mine will experience the Warning like every human being will, but not with the intensity of those who stoop in the mire of sin through disobedience, ignoring My calls, those of My Mother, and My faithful Saint Michael the Archangel.”
In his apparition in Heede, Germany, Jesus, again referring to the Warning, said: “I will make My light shine, a light which for some, will be a blessing, and for others, darkness. Mankind will recognize My love and My power. . . But do not fear. I am with you. You will rejoice and thank Me. Those who await Me will have My help, My grace, and My love.”