Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Practicing Proverbs 22:1 Now Could Place Your Son in Malacanang Tomorrow

 Proverbs 22:1
A good name is more desirable than great riches;
to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
In a letter dated August 25, 1973, Ninoy Aquino who was then detained at Fort Bonifacio wrote these words for 14-year old Noynoy:

"You are my only son. You carry my name and the name of my father
. I have no material wealth to leave you. I never had time to make money while I was in the hire of our people. For this I am very sorry. I had hopes of building a little nest egg for you. I bought a ranch in Masbate in the hope that after ten or fifteen years, the coconut trees I planted there would be yielding enough to assure you a modest but comfortable existence. Unfortunately, I had to sell all our properties as I fought battle after political battle as a beleaguered member of the opposition. And after the last battle, I had more obligations than assets.

The only valuable asset I can bequeath to you now is the name you carry. I have tried my best during my years of public service to keep that name untarnished and respected, unmarked by sorry compromises for expediency. I now pass it on to you as good, I pray, as when my father, your grandfather, passed it on to me."

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    God bless you brother!