Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 26 August – 1 September 2018
“When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.”
– Matthew 2:10
This week the world’s longest Christmas season will begin on Saturday. In the Philippines, the Christmas season begins from the first day of the month of September up to the Epiphany, the first Sunday of January the following year.
Christmas is one of the seasons that I am waiting for in a year. I am hoping that Christmas Day this year will be fruitful, especially the following year.
But some may not be as happy as I am on this season. I once had a friend who’s mother died during the Christmas Day and instead of holding celebrations they instead go to the cemetery to remember the dead. I cannot blame them, not everything positive can be happy. There are times that the opposite will come upon.
I normally feel sorry for them, for they do not have other option but to accept. More than acceptance, however, is the trust and faith to God that everything will be alright when things do not. After all, there is always light at the end of a tunnel.
Today, we might be welcoming the Christmas season in different tones, but let us remember that the season we celebrate is for Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who brings forth happiness , joy and peace more than we will ever understand.
It was in Christmas God delivered the Good News to everyone