I could not recall the last time I entered the House of God by myself. The last time I heard mass was on the day my two colleagues tied the knot. Prior to that, another wedding. It’s safe to say that I am not a religious person.

Today, just after lunch, I found myself heading to the Sta. Rosa de Lima Church which was 10 minutes away from the office. I do not know what got into me, but I walked all the way to the Church. I went inside and sat in front of the large Crucifix.

There were only three people inside and it was pretty solemn. I closed my eyes, and thought of all the blessings I have been receiving. I drowned my problems with thoughts of the good things coming into my life. I only asked for two things, strength to tackle the challenges I am facing and good health for my loved ones.

I did not notice my eyes were swelling up. When I opened my eyes, tears rolled down my face. Despite all of the problems I have, I am happy.