Mexico City today’s earthquake that
measured 6.0 degrees in the Richter scale has many here wondering if the
enormous amount of suffering they are enduring is God’s punishment for sins
committed in the past. In this country hit by the swine flu a drug war (with
thousands dead) and now an earthquake has many of its citizens believing that the
apocalypses is coming.
Mexico City denizens talk about hundreds
of deaths nationwide due to the Swine flu, although officially the government
only has recognized 150 deaths. An earthquake on top of the flu’s plight has
everyone talking about a possible curse.
drug war in Mexico
has taken thousands of lives and the economic crisis has created unemployment,
inflation and increased poverty. Finally the flu and an earthquake are taking
Mexicans beyond a tolerable threshold of stress and pain. What else could
happen, some say: “God only knows?” Unfortunately Mexicans who are true
Catholics believers cannot go to church to prey for salvation because due to
the Swine flu mass services in most churches has been suspended.
one can sense on people’s faces feelings of fear, impotence and desperation;
most of them believe that the worse is about to come.