JUST ADMITTING THE TRUTH
The truth is that no one is that sure why earthquakes have to happen at all. Is it because the earth is falling apart, destroying itself? Is it because people are not taking care of the environment? Is it because there are certain individuals whose entertainment is to dupe people, whose custom is to steal from them. Hence, is it because God wants to punish people for their continuous and grave misdeeds? Who really knows? And this is but just admitting the truth.
JUST REMINDING PEOPLE
One thing is certain though: What has a beginning cannot but have an ending in the same way that the moment of birth of anyone is the start itself of his or her death. This may be a gruesome thought, an undesirable reality. But it is the truth. So is it that a bad event, a dangerous occurrence, a near-dead experience are also all good reminders for people to rectify their errant actuations, to change their vicious living, to have a morally upright life. Earthquakes are good reminders.
JUST TELLING A JOKE
So it was that a group of men was heard asking the “Why?” of the earthquakes in Visayas, why the big damages to many people and the lost of much of their assets. Practically all of them were of the opinion that it was a way of God of saying that there are some people who are bad, who should then be punished, etc. Without the least hesitation, one of them said: “If the earthquake is a really sign of God’s anger, then it should have happened in the Congress, the Senate and Malacañang areas!” And that brought the house down – so to speak.