Scarcity of conscience and guilt..
Our Father, Who is in heaven, Holy is Your Name;
Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,and forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
I know what I saw and I believe that, what I did was the right thing to do.
I just can’t help but feel miserable for the alleged suspect’s family particularly his two children who are also studying in San Beda and are certainly going to be affected by all of what’s happened today. Perhaps he really had no intentions in getting that envelope from the start however, since the situation got worse already, he needed to protect himself by acting innocently and contradicting every accusation against him until the end. But no, he was wrong about that…
The police called me on my phone awhile ago. He was asking if I’m prepared to give them a statement concerning the case that the victim had filed against the suspect. To be honest, I was in fact undecided at first. I didn’t know if I should stand for what is right and tell them what I actually saw. I was aware that this occurrence might get me into huge trouble nonetheless; I still chose to help out. Why? First of all, I realized that if the same incident happened to me, I would really wish for someone to do the same thing for me: Stand up for what is right. That money which we pay for our tuition fees are corresponding to all of the hard works made by our parents just to send us into a prestigious school. That amount of money can’t be picked up from the streets, found in a pile of junk nor grown from trees. He should know that as a father. He wouldn’t wish for the same unpleasant incident to happen to any of his children. Second, I know to myself that if I did nothing during that time, I will be guilty for the rest of my existence for not having the backbone to stand for what is right. Third, the victim was a Bedan. Sino-sino pa ba ang magtutulungan kundi kapwa Bedista lang.
I really hope that everything will be okay soon. I feel terrible about all that’s happening. Either side, there are people who are going to suffer just because of other person’s fault. I pray to God that he will enlighten those minds that are too fogged up with temptations and selfishness. I don’t think that that money will be returned anymore. I just hope that this will serve as a lesson to everyone. We wouldn’t want Karma to bang on our door and ask us for payments with interest. Now, that’s something to be frightened about.