The Christmas season is coming and people from all walks of life are eagerly waiting and decorating their places. Just few days ago I went back to Manila, Philippines for a short trip. And you can see that some streets were decorated already. Shopping malls are gearing for the big occasion. As we all know Manila is one of the many Catholic countries who have a very long Christmas celebration in fact they started just right after Halloween. The ambience is very festive and jolly. I missed Manila so much during this time of the year.
What catches my attention is that some of my acquaintances whom I know are non-Catholics or Christian puts up Christmas decoration. There is nothing wrong in that but I greatly believe that we have to be careful on this. Christmas is not just a celebration or festivity. This is not just putting up a fancy decorations or what-have-you. The reason why we Catholics celebrated Christmas is because we believe that during this day Jesus Christ was born. Who will save us from all our sins. Who will redeem us from our evil ways. I just find it funny and ridiculous when people put up Christmas decorations but don't know the meaning of Christmas. Jesus Christ is the reason & meaning of Christmas. Let's not allure ourselves with fancy decor, etc. And don't spell it as X'mas. It should be Christmas or rather Merry Christmas = * Mary * Christ *Mass *
Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.
~ Jean Luc Picard ~