If death comes knocking, Kim Atienza ready to face it: ‘Alam kong pupunta ako sa langit’
Kim Atienza does not fear death, saying he is sure of going to heaven as he has repented for his sins and accepted the Lord.
In an interview for “Fast Talk with Boy Abunda” on Thursday, March 30, the TV host was asked how he perceived death, and he boldly declared he was not afraid of dying.
“Hindi na ako takot mamatay, Boy. I can die today,” Atienza told show host Boy Abunda. “Maybe, ‘pag panahon ko [na], be it kasi alam ko kung saan ako pupunta. Alam kong pupunta ako sa langit.”
(I am not afraid to die, Boy. I can die today. Maybe, if my time comes, so be it, because I know where I’ll go. I’ll go to heaven.)
Atienza noted that although he still commits sins, as everyone else does, he makes it a point to “repent all the time.”
“Sigurado ako, pupunta ako sa langit (I’m sure I’ll go to heaven) not because of my doing, not because of my works, [but] because I have faith in Him and because He died on the cross for me,” he stated.
When Abunda asked what Atienza would do if he were to die a few hours after their interview, Atienza responded, “Pupunta ako sa misis ko, kakausapin ko, yayakapin ko at sasabihin ko [na] mahal ko siya.” (I would go to my wife then I would hug her and tell her that I love her.)
“Kakausapin ko lahat ng mga anak ko na nasa America, sasabihin ko kung gaano ko sila kamahal. Pupuntahan ko ang magulang ko [at] lahat ng taong pwede kong sabihan ng mahal na mahal ko sila, sasabihin ko silang lahat.”
(I’d speak to my children who are all in the US and tell them how much I love them. I would also go to my parents and all the people I could say “I love you” to, and tell it to them.)
Atienza has been married to his wife Felicia for 21 years. They have three children together, namely Jose, Eliana and Emmanuelle. /ra
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