There’s the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The previous Pope John Paul II was beatified. And then Osama Bin Laden was announced finally eliminated by the U.S. Forces at Pakistan.
I wasn’t one of the many people who waited with baited breath over the Royal Wedding. I watched it over the evening news. I just can’t see what good it would do to me if I gushed over the wedding. Fine, so the balding young prince got married. Big deal! Will poverty be eliminated? I don’t think so. Alright, I’ll relent a little. It did provide a momentary entertainment to everyone who watched it. But with what happened to Princess Diana, the cynic in me says it can also go that way for Kate.
On the other hand, I felt blessed with the beatification of Pope John Paul II. I saw him up close during the World Youth Day in 1995 wherein our school was one of those who sent delegations to the Quirino Grandstand. Seeing him up close was like being as close as one could get to the Lord. I swear, it felt that way to me. That changed something in me. And the pope’s beatification was more significant (especially to my religion) than that wedding.
And there’s the death of Osama Bin Laden. The notorious leader of the Al Qaeda group. An announcement surprised all of us last Monday. President Barack Obama himself announced it. Bin Laden was found in a rather big house in Pakistan with his wife and with the go signal of Obama himself, the house was attacked by the US Forces.
Where were you when these events happened?
Three big events during last weekend and early Monday.