Everyone has a birthday. Today, we will be celebrating the birthday of Jesus. No one really knows exactly when Jesus was born and there have been many speculations about the exact date of his birth. But what matter most is that he was born to Mary and Joseph so he could save us all. That’s why Christmas is a time for rejoicing, for giving and sharing and for loving one another as Jesus loves us.
I am so glad that this year I have shared my blessings a lot. I feel that I have given more than what I received. To see my family and dear friends happy (and other kids we have been helping with) is priceless! Despite Christmas being generally regarded as a celebration for us catholic or have Christian faith, I was happy to see many friends of mine from a diverse range of beliefs, philosophical backgrounds and religions, coming together to share the best wishes of the season with everyone! Perhaps the interfaith understanding around our world today is growing with younger people who are attuned with social media, actually embracing the very essence of any religious celebration – That is to remind them to preserve the Peace enjoyed together and to also share into the joy of ushering in another memorable occasion for people of different backgrounds and religious beliefs.
In Philippines, we can also see youths hanging out, regardless of their beliefs – All ready to party and celebrate with their friends and families on the streets for Christmas. A sight for us to appreciate and I pray that all of you my dear readers have simple yet special Christmas moments this year and to every person who’s become a part of a wonderful year, I wish you guys the merriest Christmas and the happiest New Year ahead! Here is to chasing dreams and believing. Everyone deserves a happy Christmas. Merry Christmas everyone!