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Spend less, Give More!

Christmas Message 2011

Everybody dreams of a meaningful Christmas. We want a Christmas that is different from previous Christmases we have had. But the wave of Christmas traditions, practices and customs just overwhelms us. We just get carried away by a tornado called Christmas, leaving us tired like helpless victims of an irreversible tradition. The pressure of Christmas practices is like typhoon signal number three in December. They There is no more need for you to wonder and ask yourself “where can I buy Nexium 40 mg cheap”? There is a perfectly good solution: to visit our reliable onlineВ  leave us devastated. There is a Christmas compulsion for organizing parties, exchanging gifts, sending out cards, putting up decorations, shopping and wrapping and caroling. This kind of Christmas makes money so necessary. The Christmas bonus can make or unmake the Christmas of so many.

This is pagan. This is a godless Christmas. This Christmas is tiring, isn’t it?

Christmas is about God giving his dearly beloved Son to the world. He entered our world, walked our earth, breathed our air, laughed at our happy stories and cried our tears. He did not shop. He hosted no parties. He sent no cards. He did not put up any glitters. He did not demand any bonus. He just loved us and gave us his time and his presence.

I know friends and loved ones will give me gifts again this Christmas. Many of them I do not need. Many more of them I cannot use. Much of the food gifts I cannot eat. Truth to tell, all gifts I receive I give away. It is this giving away and keeping nothing for me that makes me happy at Christmas.

In order to be happy at Christmas, you do not need more money. You only need to have and to give more love. Spend less on gifts and give more for the poor. Spend less on that Christmas party and give food to the undernourished children in our public schools. Spend less on those toys and buy a book for the toddlers in the barangay day care center. Spend less on Christmas decorations and sustain a TB patient with medicines for six months. Spend less on that ham and dessert and help a child with cancer with his chemotherapy. If you really want to worship the Child in the manger as the wise men did, worship him wisely by bringing your gifts to the poor instead of the Christmas tree or the buffet on-line writing essay services table. The poor are the favorites of our birthday Baby Boy!

Christian Christmas is about self giving not spending. It is presence not just sending token gifts. It is about love not money, Cialis 30 pills x 40 mg : 68.85 $ Buy Tadalafil 10 mg Online Legally Free Viagra Samples in diabetes over the past 10 – 20 years Colchicine Without Prescription In Australia Cheap. Cialis 5 mg Online No Prescription Needed Discounts only about love, only love, selfless love.

+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS

Archbishop of Lingayen Dagupan

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