Every feast of the Black Nazarene always draws a very large number of devotees. Just like the previous years, millions of Catholic Filipinos have headed their way to Quiapo church for the procession of the century-old wooden image of the Black Nazarene. And one of them was the Hashtag member and former Pinoy Big Brother housemate McCoy De Leon.
On Instagram, the 23-year-old actor Kapamilya star uploaded a picture of his feet, after he tagged along with the procession. Through his lengthy caption, McCoy expressed his gratitude towards the blessings that he has received throughout his showbiz career.
“Nakakatuwa yung mga taong nagpapa abot ng dasal para sa Poon. Kaya lalo akong nag lakas loob tumuloy kahit alanganin na dahil wala akong kasama.”
Aside from being thankful, McCoy also shared his experience while trying to see the Black Nazarene. He said that no pain or exhaustion can ever replace his love and devotion to his faith.
“Dalawang beses akong nahulog habang umaakyat sa Poon, hanggang sa huling pagkakataon naka harap ko ulit siya. Ang tanging nagawa ko lang ay yumoko magpasalamat sa lahat. Nasabi ko nalang ay.”
Although he fell down twice after he tried to climb the carriage of the image, McCoy was able to see the Black Nazarene face to face. He even thanked the strangers, who helped him climb the carriage.
Here some netizens comments:
“Maraming salamat po sa lahat lalo sa pamilya ko ikaw na po bahala sa kanila pag wala po ako. At sa mga taong nagpaabot ng dasal sana po madinggin niyo po sila. Sobrang saya sa pakiramdam ba masilayan ulit siya. Hindi talaga maiinda lahat ng sakit sa katawan at pagod. Kaya salamat din kay Melvin, Reyjhon at Tutoy ng Kawal Del Nazareno na tumulong sa akin umakyat kahit nakilala ko lang sa daan. Dito nagpapatunay kahit hindi magkadugo magkakaisa para sa pananampalataya.”
Lastly, McCoy owed this to his father who introduced him to the Black Nazarene.