July 26, 2009 in general
By REV. LUNA L. DINGAYAN
I have decided to put an end to all people. I will destroy them completely, because the world if full of their violent deeds. Build a boat for yourself out of good timber. Take into the boat with you a male and a female of every kind of animal and of every kind of bird, in order to keep them alive. Take along all kinds of food for you and for them. Noah did everything that God commanded.—Genesis 6:13-14,19-22
Typhoon season is again with us, and this reminds us of a man named Jack, a rich Zambo trader who disappeared from public view about 15 years ago, only to re-appear again lately making an ark in a remote Barangay Magsaysay of the town Roseller T. Lim in the Province of Zamboanga Sibugay. When someone asked him why he was single-handedly making such a huge boat, he simply responded saying he was atoning for his manifold sins committed in the past. The story of his life was published in one of the national dailies.
According to Narciso Sardual, his real name, he used to be one of the richest traders in Zamboanga owning several fishing boats with about 600 workers under him. And since he had enormous money in his hands, he could do anything that he wants, building mansions, lustfully feasting on women of his likes, exploiting his workers, and even killing a lot of people whom he dislike; he would just pay the relatives of his victims. This was the kind of life he lived, until he lost everything, including his wife and family; he was separated from them. Read the rest of this entry →