a message of hope: Christmas continues despite hard times
December 2, 2008 4:12pm CST
There is a Filipino Christmas carol that says, "Tuloy pa rin ang Pasko" (Christmas continues...) This year's Christmas celebration is going to be the poorest probably since the past years because it is the global economy that has been affected. But despite that, we cannot help people from buying gifts and celebratig the spirit of the season. I think it is not merely materialism, but also keeping the human spirit alive. If we let ourselves be drowned out by the circumstances around us and we do not know how to celebrate with what we have, then the entire human race will just be dragged down in a gigantic mire pit. In this season, I think it is admirable to find joy even in the direst circumstance and still to be thankful with whatever we have--either family, friends, job, or even just our complete bodies, because there are hundreds of thousands of people who don't. And I think what is most important is to remember that all these things around us, even our circumstances are only temporary. Whether in abundance or in lack, all these are temporary. Eventually, we will all leave this earth on our appointed time and those who hope in the Lord can look forward to a better future in the life after. *A MESSAGE OF HOPE*
• United States
2 Dec 08
That's right. I think more of us need to realize that life isn't about buying more and more entertaining toys and gadgets that make our lives easier. I keep hearing that people are not going to celebrate Christmas, but I don't think that should happen at all [for people who normally celebrate] and instead of being to dependent on the economy and our money, remember what we have really been looking forward to all of our lives, the happiness we really want.