A Different Side of Ninoy Aquino on 700 Club

Today is Ninoy Aquino Day and we commemorate the life of a great political leader who undoubtedly made a huge impact in lives of Filipinos even up to this day.

As the leader of the opposition to the "Great Dictator" of the Philippines, he has gone through a lot of sufferings. He risked his and his family's life, faced a number of accusations and court trials, put to a prison away from his family, went to a 40-day hunger strike (he called it fasting), sentenced to death and exiled.

While in the United States, he was able to guest in 700 Club and be interviewed by Mr. Pat Robertson. In this interview, I was able to find out why he did everything that he did and how he was able to do it.

This is indeed a different side of Ninoy we don't often get to see. Thank you so much to 700 Club Asia for posting this on their Facebook page.
"There must be a God because then all of our suffering would be useless. If I'm suffering like this and there is no God, who will ever reward me? Who will pay me back? So there must be a God.
So I felt then, maybe it's a false consolation, I even had to invent him if there's no God because that's the only way you could survive. Without Him, Pat, you'll never make it.
And as Saint Paul said, 'I'm strongest when I was weakest' and I became strongest when I'm down there on the floor, in solitary confinement, alone. And it's only when He came to me that I really felt strongest.
Therefore now, I have survived all of my vicissitude because I know that there's this God interceding for us." -- Ninoy Aquino on his relationship with God

As most of the Filipinos, I've always admired this man and his passion for the country. Now I admire him even more. He may not have seen the fruits of his labor in his lifetime but he has lived his life to the fullest considering the legacy he left in all of us. Thank you Ninoy for your testimony.

Thank you Lord for giving the Filipinos, Ninoy Aquino. Bless his family, who also suffered a lot for the sake of our country and may God bless his son who now has the opportunity to leave his own legacy.

Ninoy Aquino is truly a man to be admired but The Man behind him deserves all the glory.

Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him. - Job 13:15

That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. - 2 Cor 12:10


PS. I had such a hard time transcribing the above because of this word --  disquietude! Promise, ngayon ko lang nabasa or narinig yan. Another thing to thank Ninoy!

Main Entry: dis·qui·etude 
Pronunciation: \(ˌ)dis-ˈkwī-ə-ˌt(y)üd\
Function: noun
Date: 1682


PS: How I wish they would stop advertising him and his wife as if he's just a merchandise brand. Let us give them the real honor they deserve. And it is more than their face in our shirts, in our watches and gosh, even cellphones and shoes and dolls!

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