It has been two days after Christmas but the Christmas spirit still fills the air. Yes, the Philippines traditionally celebrates this season up to the 6th of January.
I remember when I was 7 years old, just the thought of Christmas would surely bring me unspeakable joy. Not only because of having new set of clothes, which also became my new set of uniforms for the succeeding year; not only because of the “pritong itlog at sinangag” that I brought to lunch for my much-awaited class Christmas party; but mostly because of the spirit of love which could be felt around. I never got the chance to go to the mall during those times, but I never lost that exciting Christmas feeling.
Shallow joy? No! Even the angels brought this kind of joy during the birth of Jesus mentioned in Luke 2:10, which says, “I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.” May such joy be the kind that we have and keep in our hearts.
A joyful and blessed new year to all!
In Christ’s love,
Pastor Rodel dela Cruz and family