I took my nap today. Hardly have I closed my eyes when I heard a greeting.
Me: Hello, who are you?
Angel: I am an angel.
Me: Really? Where’s your wings?
Angel: I still have to earn it?
Me: You are not one of those Seraphims, Querubims. Etc?
Angel: Nope. I came thru lateral entry, did probie thing and now I got promoted.
Me: That explains why there are no bells ringing, wind whoosing and fragrance that must have come from motion-activated essence dispenser.
Angel: I am still new about this. Like new here.
I belong to non-holy-turned-heavenly-body-by-dispensation.
Me: You must have some clout or I-know-somebody-up-there
Angel: No, I am still in the got-to-do-a-good-deed to get promoted and have my white feather tucked in my back.
Me: Where's the Boss.
Angel: Oh He's busy right now. It is His Season, as if you do not know.
Me: Oh yeah, so He sent a messenger.
Angel: Right on. So how may we help you.
Me: I read that He talked to Manny Pacquiao, the boxer of the decade.
Here is the story:
For the first time, the Philippines’ most famous athlete and the world’s pound-for-pound boxing king has revealed the secret of his success: He had a conversation with God who promised him “strength and power.”
“In my 31 years here on earth, God appeared to me once and told me to have unconditional faith in Him,” the seven-time ring champion said in the vernacular before 1,500 guests during his birthday bash on Thursday night at the KCC Convention Center here.
Angel: That is not a new syndrome suffered by people who join politics. Everyone claimed that they were anointed by God to lead the country. His is a diferent version. Clearly it came from the political think tanks.
Me: But this is not about his political career. So you are telling me that the Boss does not perform miracle thru apparition.
Angel: I am not saying that. (he looked up to see if someone is looking down on him). People who claimed that they have a special relationship with God can never go wrong or commit wrongdoing. We always associate religiosity to moral righteousness.
I would have believed if he did not enter politics.
Me: Why is it so?
Angel: Well, the public relations agency can spin character out of a person. They can make him a saint, a cook (did yon not see Gibo cooking with Jessica Soho?), a millionaire turned pedicab driver etc. Anymore question?
Me: So who is going to win?
Angel: I do not want to tell you. I am still earning my wings.
Me: What has to do with that with my question?
Angel: You are puting me in the league of Madam Auring and other psychics who promised every politician that they are going to win the election.
And then he's gone.