Little Whispers in 2015

2015 has passed. A year has passed, a year full of love, peace, joy, a year full of whispers, both loud and quiet, and most importantly, a year full of God’s Word! It has been a pleasure reaching out to YOU, our readers. Thank you for your continuous support and love all throughout the year! We couldn’t have done it without YOU.

Let us all look forward to the new year, we pray that our Most Powerful God may continue to empower you, let this year be YOUR breakthrough year!

Little Whispers will be taking a break! But do not worry, it will be back soon! In the meantime, continue filling yourself with God’s Word; consult your Bibles, you can never go wrong with them!

Thank you all for the wonderful ride! This is the team signing off, we’ll be back.

Click on the image to see 2015 in review!

Choosy Masyado

First Reading
1 JN 2:18-21

Children, it is the last hour;
and just as you heard that the antichrist was coming,
so now many antichrists have appeared.
Thus we know this is the last hour.
They went out from us, but they were not really of our number;
if they had been, they would have remained with us.
Their desertion shows that none of them was of our number.
But you have the anointing that comes from the Holy One,
and you all have knowledge.
I write to you not because you do not know the truth
but because you do, and because every lie is alien to the truth.

Responsorial Psalm
PS 96:1-2, 11-12, 13
R. (11a) Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice!

Sing to the LORD a new song;
sing to the LORD, all you lands.
Sing to the LORD; bless his name;
announce his salvation, day after day.
R. Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice!
Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice;
let the sea and what fills it resound;
let the plains be joyful and all that is in them!
Then shall all the trees of the forest exult before the LORD.
R. Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice!
The LORD comes,
he comes to rule the earth.
He shall rule the world with justice
and the peoples with his constancy.
R. Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice!

Gospel
JN 1:1-18

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came to be through him,
and without him nothing came to be.
What came to be through him was life,
and this life was the light of the human race;
the light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overcome it.

A man named John was sent from God.
He came for testimony, to testify to the light,
so that all might believe through him.
He was not the light,
but came to testify to the light.
The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.

He was in the world,
and the world came to be through him,
but the world did not know him.
He came to what was his own,
but his own people did not accept him.

But to those who did accept him
he gave power to become children of God,
to those who believe in his name,
who were born not by natural generation
nor by human choice nor by a man’s decision
but of God.

And the Word became flesh
and made his dwelling among us,
and we saw his glory,
the glory as of the Father’s only-begotten Son,
full of grace and truth.

John testified to him and cried out, saying,
“This was he of whom I said,
‘The one who is coming after me ranks ahead of me
because he existed before me.’”
From his fullness we have all received,
grace in place of grace,
because while the law was given through Moses,
grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
No one has ever seen God.
The only-begotten Son, God, who is at the Father’s side,
has revealed him.


imaginary friend

“Everything was created through him nothing—not one thing came into being without him.” (John 1:3)

REFLECTION
We all have that one enemy. That one person we hate so much. That person we loathe for some reason we can’t even elaborate. That one person who makes us cringe with their presence. Admit it, we all have that one person we simply hate.

When I was a child, I would always bully my playmates whenever they don’t follow my rules. I was the dominant kind of playmate. I would always choose people who can play with me and often push away people I don’t feel like hanging out with. I had that attitude for a while until my Mother reprimanded me that I cannot just choose people in my life. Since then, I opened myself to all kinds of people. I did not choose them anymore.

God made us all equally. No matter how much you hate a person, he is still made by God. We are all created by the image and likeness of God. Therefore, we all have a heart despite of all the hatred. In this world full of cruelty, we should always remember that we are all brothers and sisters, and that we should love one another as God has loved us.

Prayer
Lord, you have taught us to love one another as you have loved us. May you guide each and every one of us to love, appreciate and embrace one another as brothers and sisters. It has been a wonderful journey with you, Lord, and we pray for another blessed year as the New Year comes.

Author

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Time Travel

First Reading
1 JN 2:12-17

I am writing to you, children,
because your sins have been forgiven for his name’s sake.

I am writing to you, fathers,
because you know him who is from the beginning.

I am writing to you, young men,
because you have conquered the Evil One.

I write to you, children,
because you know the Father.

I write to you, fathers,
because you know him who is from the beginning.

I write to you, young men,
because you are strong and the word of God remains in you,
and you have conquered the Evil One.

Do not love the world or the things of the world.
If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world,
sensual lust, enticement for the eyes, and a pretentious life,
is not from the Father but is from the world.
Yet the world and its enticement are passing away.
But whoever does the will of God remains forever.

Responsorial Psalm
PS 96:7-8A, 8B-9, 10
R. (11a) Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice!

Give to the LORD, you families of nations,
give to the LORD glory and praise;
give to the LORD the glory due his name!
R. Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice!
Bring gifts, and enter his courts;
worship the LORD in holy attire.
Tremble before him, all the earth.
R. Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice!
Say among the nations: The LORD is king.
He has made the world firm, not to be moved;
he governs the peoples with equity.
R. Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice!

Gospel
LK 2:36-40

There was a prophetess, Anna,
the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher.
She was advanced in years,
having lived seven years with her husband after her marriage,
and then as a widow until she was eighty-four.
She never left the temple,
but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer.
And coming forward at that very time,
she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child
to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem.

When they had fulfilled all the prescriptions
of the law of the Lord,
they returned to Galilee,
to their own town of Nazareth.
The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom;
and the favor of God was upon him.


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“Yet the world and its enticement are passing away. But whoever does the will of God remains forever.”  (John 2:17)

REFLECTION
I have this favorite movie to watch entitled “About Time.” It’s about a guy who has the ability to time travel and change his fate. The ability was passed on to each boy in their clan, so his father had the same abilities. They had such a loving relationship with one another that the guy would do anything for his dad.

But then the dad was dying because of cancer and going back in time couldn’t save him anymore. So during their last father-and-son conversation, the father asked him to live a day without changing anything then go back in time and live it again.

And so, he did his usual routine: wake up, prepare breakfast, be stressed in work, be annoyed by the commute home, and go back to bed. Then he lived the same day again. This time, he was able to appreciate and notice more of the little things: the greetings of his co-workers, the band playing on the street, and the hugs of his kids.

And that my friends, is where I connect today’s readings: sometimes we become so tired of our daily routine or on the things that we already have, that we pray and request for something new or something more to happen. We forget to realize that everyday, God has already been blessing us little by little through the people we are with and to the things that we already have.

We don’t have the ability to go back in time, so for this coming New Year, let us not waste our wishes into asking for new relationships, new materials and new experiences but rather continuation of the great things that Has blessed us this year. Let us open our hearts and allow Him to reveal to us His amazing plans, because no relationship, no material, and no experience is compared to His everlasting love.

PS: Watch the movie if you can! 🙂

Reflection Song

Your Grace Is Enough By Chris Tomlin

Author

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Light Is Coming

First Reading
1 JN 2:3-11

Beloved:
The way we may be sure that we know Jesus
is to keep his commandments.
Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not keep his commandments
is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
But whoever keeps his word,
the love of God is truly perfected in him.
This is the way we may know that we are in union with him:
whoever claims to abide in him ought to walk just as he walked.

Beloved, I am writing no new commandment to you
but an old commandment that you had from the beginning.
The old commandment is the word that you have heard.
And yet I do write a new commandment to you,
which holds true in him and among you,
for the darkness is passing away,
and the true light is already shining.
Whoever says he is in the light,
yet hates his brother, is still in the darkness.
Whoever loves his brother remains in the light,
and there is nothing in him to cause a fall.
Whoever hates his brother is in darkness;
he walks in darkness
and does not know where he is going
because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

Responsorial Psalm
PS 96:1-2A, 2B-3, 5B-6
R. (11a) Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice!

Sing to the LORD a new song;
sing to the LORD, all you lands.
Sing to the LORD; bless his name.
R. Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice!
Announce his salvation, day after day.
Tell his glory among the nations;
among all peoples, his wondrous deeds.
R. Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice!
The LORD made the heavens.
Splendor and majesty go before him;
praise and grandeur are in his sanctuary.
R. Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice!

Gospel
LK 2:22-35

When the days were completed for their purification
according to the law of Moses,
the parents of Jesus took him up to Jerusalem
to present him to the Lord,
just as it is written in the law of the Lord,
Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord,
and to offer the sacrifice of
a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons,
in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord.

Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon.
This man was righteous and devout,
awaiting the consolation of Israel,
and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit
that he should not see death
before he had seen the Christ of the Lord.
He came in the Spirit into the temple;
and when the parents brought in the child Jesus
to perform the custom of the law in regard to him,
he took him into his arms and blessed God, saying:

“Lord, now let your servant go in peace;
your word has been fulfilled:
my own eyes have seen the salvation
which you prepared in the sight of every people,
a light to reveal you to the nations
and the glory of your people Israel.”

The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him;
and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother,
“Behold, this child is destined
for the fall and rise of many in Israel,
and to be a sign that will be contradicted
(and you yourself a sword will pierce)
so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”


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“For the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.” (1 John 2:8 )

REFLECTION
How was your 2015? Was it great or not all that good? Each of us has her own way of interpreting her year. For me, however, I felt that darkness was upon me this year.

All my fears that I could think of happened: rejections, disappointments, and worries. To be honest, at one point, I felt depressed. Nobody knew what I was going through because I continued to show that I was happy–that nothing bothered me at all.

Then one day, a ray of light dawned on me.  At the peak of my darkest moments, a priest affirmed me that I was a blessing, and that the people around me were lucky to have me. After that, unexpectedly, people were starting to affirm me. Every affirmation I receive not only released me from the burdens in my heart but continued to gave new light in my life.

Suddenly, I remembered St. Theresa of Avila’s saying, “Shine your light and be a blessing”. I realized that I had the light all along but I let the darkness consumed me. If it weren’t for the priest, I wouldn’t rekindle the light and love that God has been giving me all this time.

My dear readers, now that another year is coming, do not be afraid to go out of the darkness and find the light of Christ. For the light of Christ conquers the dark, and leads us to a life full of happiness and love.

 

Reflection Song

Brighter By Hillsong Y & F

Run

First Reading
1 JN 1:5—2:2
Beloved:
This is the message that we have heard from Jesus Christ
and proclaim to you:
God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.
If we say, “We have fellowship with him,”
while we continue to walk in darkness,
we lie and do not act in truth.
But if we walk in the light as he is in the light,
then we have fellowship with one another,
and the Blood of his Son Jesus cleanses us from all sin.
If we say, “We are without sin,”
we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just
and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing.
If we say, “We have not sinned,” we make him a liar,
and his word is not in us.

My children, I am writing this to you
so that you may not commit sin.
But if anyone does sin, we have an Advocate with the Father,
Jesus Christ the righteous one.
He is expiation for our sins,
and not for our sins only but for those of the whole world.

Responsorial Psalm
PS 124:2-3, 4-5, 7CD-8
R. (7) Our soul has been rescued like a bird from the fowler’s snare.
Had not the LORD been with us—
When men rose up against us,
then would they have swallowed us alive,
When their fury was inflamed against us.
R. Our soul has been rescued like a bird from the fowler’s snare.
Then would the waters have overwhelmed us;
The torrent would have swept over us;
over us then would have swept the raging waters.
R. Our soul has been rescued like a bird from the fowler’s snare.
Broken was the snare,
and we were freed.
Our help is in the name of the LORD,
who made heaven and earth.
R. Our soul has been rescued like a bird from the fowler’s snare.

Gospel
MT 2:13-18
When the magi had departed, behold,
the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said,
“Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt,
and stay there until I tell you.
Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him.”
Joseph rose and took the child and his mother by night
and departed for Egypt.
He stayed there until the death of Herod,
that what the Lord had said through the prophet might be fulfilled,
Out of Egypt I called my son.

When Herod realized that he had been deceived by the magi,
he became furious.
He ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity
two years old and under,
in accordance with the time he had ascertained from the magi.
Then was fulfilled what had been said through Jeremiah the prophet:

A voice was heard in Ramah,
sobbing and loud lamentation;
Rachel weeping for her children,
and she would not be consoled,
since they were no more.


 

“God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5)

REFLECTION

I was a scaredy cat.

When I was a kid, I would always be the last person to go up in my room leaving me to turn off the lights down stairs. Before I would press the switch, I would count 1, 2, 3 so I’d know when to run. I would always tell myself,  “Run, Bettina, run. Don’t look back.”

During my elementary years, I would never go to the bathroom without company. Being alone made me paranoid. I would imagine ghosts and zombies trying to pull my feet. My teachers didn’t allow students to leave the classroom in pairs during classes so I had to control my bladder. However, there came a time when I couldn’t hold it anymore and I had to go to the bathroom alone. I didn’t know what to do, I almost cried. Then I remembered what my mother used to tell me. “Whenever you’re scared, just pray” so I did. While I was inside the bathroom, I told God how my day was going and I recited the Our Father. I felt safe while praying, I knew back then that no ghost was going to appear and no zombie was going to bite my leg.

God never fails to keep us safe. In times of darkness, He is here. Don’t run, God will not let anything bad happen to us. We shouldn’t be afraid and remember that He is with us, and will always be with us.

Reflection Song

Author

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Braving Difficulties

First Reading
ACTS 6:8-10; 7:54-59

Stephen, filled with grace and power,
was working great wonders and signs among the people.
Certain members of the so-called Synagogue of Freedmen,
Cyrenians, and Alexandrians,
and people from Cilicia and Asia,
came forward and debated with Stephen,
but they could not withstand the wisdom and the spirit with which he spoke.

When they heard this, they were infuriated,
and they ground their teeth at him.
But he, filled with the Holy Spirit,
looked up intently to heaven
and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,
and he said,
“Behold, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man
standing at the right hand of God.”
But they cried out in a loud voice, covered their ears,
and rushed upon him together.
They threw him out of the city, and began to stone him.
The witnesses laid down their cloaks
at the feet of a young man named Saul.
As they were stoning Stephen, he called out
“Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”

Responsorial Psalm
PS 31:3CD-4, 6 AND 8AB, 16BC AND 17

R. (6) Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
Be my rock of refuge,
a stronghold to give me safety.
You are my rock and my fortress;
for your name’s sake you will lead and guide me.
R. Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
Into your hands I commend my spirit;
you will redeem me, O LORD, O faithful God.
I will rejoice and be glad because of your mercy.
R. Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
Rescue me from the clutches of my enemies and my persecutors.
Let your face shine upon your servant;
save me in your kindness.
R. Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
Alleluia PS 118:26A, 27A

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD:
the LORD is God and has given us light.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel
MT 10:17-22

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Beware of men, for they will hand you over to courts
and scourge you in their synagogues,
and you will be led before governors and kings for my sake
as a witness before them and the pagans.
When they hand you over,
do not worry about how you are to speak
or what you are to say.
You will be given at that moment what you are to say.
For it will not be you who speak
but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
Brother will hand over brother to death,
and the father his child;
children will rise up against parents and have them put to death.
You will be hated by all because of my name,
but whoever endures to the end will be saved.”

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“…whoever endures to the end will be saved.” (Matthew 10:22)

REFLECTION

I have the attention span of a five year old. All it takes is a bright color or a shiny object for me to lose all focus. And what could be shinier or brighter than a cellphone with access to the internet? If you happen to randomly see me, chances are you’d see me with my phone in front of my face.

Everything that happens on my phone happens in an instant! On it, I am able to find out who the real winner is of Miss Universe, which NBA teams won for the day, or what Maine did on the latest episode of AlDub within seconds. If a little lag happens, I get uncomfortable. If the internet is slow, I get uneasy. If I have to wait for things to load, watch out! You can definitely expect that I won’t be as nice as I usually am. That’s because I love to be rewarded, and I want it now! Waiting is equal to suffering!

We live in a world where things get easier and easier. From impossible, to difficult, to a piece of cake. But despite all this technology, being a good follower of Jesus is something that even He says will always be a challenge. So even if the world trains us to expect what is easy, find comfort in doing things that are difficult. These same, difficult things are the ones that lead us to greater rewards – and a life filled with His peace and joy.

Prayer

Author
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Merry Christ-mass

First Reading
IS 62:1-5

For Zion’s sake I will not be silent,
for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet,
until her vindication shines forth like the dawn
and her victory like a burning torch.

Nations shall behold your vindication,
and all the kings your glory;
you shall be called by a new name
pronounced by the mouth of the LORD.
You shall be a glorious crown in the hand of the LORD,
a royal diadem held by your God.
No more shall people call you “Forsaken,”
or your land “Desolate,”
but you shall be called “My Delight,”
and your land “Espoused.”
For the LORD delights in you
and makes your land his spouse.
As a young man marries a virgin,
your Builder shall marry you;
and as a bridegroom rejoices in his bride
so shall your God rejoice in you.

Responsorial Psalm
PS 89:4-5, 16-17, 27, 29
R. (2a) For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.

I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
I have sworn to David my servant:
Forever will I confirm your posterity
and establish your throne for all generations.
R. For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
Blessed the people who know the joyful shout;
in the light of your countenance, O LORD, they walk.
At your name they rejoice all the day,
and through your justice they are exalted.
R. For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
He shall say of me, “You are my father,
my God, the rock, my savior.”
Forever I will maintain my kindness toward him,
and my covenant with him stands firm.
R. For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.

Second Reading
ACTS 13:16-17, 22-25

When Paul reached Antioch in Pisidia and entered the synagogue,
he stood up, motioned with his hand, and said,
“Fellow Israelites and you others who are God-fearing, listen.
The God of this people Israel chose our ancestors
and exalted the people during their sojourn in the
land of Egypt.
With uplifted arm he led them out of it.
Then he removed Saul and raised up David as king;
of him he testified,
‘I have found David, son of Jesse, a man after my own heart;
he will carry out my every wish.’
From this man’s descendants God, according to his promise,
has brought to Israel a savior, Jesus.
John heralded his coming by proclaiming a baptism of repentance
to all the people of Israel;
and as John was completing his course, he would say,
‘What do you suppose that I am? I am not he.
Behold, one is coming after me;
I am not worthy to unfasten the sandals of his feet.’”

Gospel
MT 1:1-25

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ,
the son of David, the son of Abraham.

Abraham became the father of Isaac,
Isaac the father of Jacob,
Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers.
Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah,
whose mother was Tamar.
Perez became the father of Hezron,
Hezron the father of Ram,
Ram the father of Amminadab.
Amminadab became the father of Nahshon,
Nahshon the father of Salmon,
Salmon the father of Boaz,
whose mother was Rahab.
Boaz became the father of Obed,
whose mother was Ruth.
Obed became the father of Jesse,
Jesse the father of David the king.

David became the father of Solomon,
whose mother had been the wife of Uriah.
Solomon became the father of Rehoboam,
Rehoboam the father of Abijah,
Abijah the father of Asaph.
Asaph became the father of Jehoshaphat,
Jehoshaphat the father of Joram,
Joram the father of Uzziah.
Uzziah became the father of Jotham,
Jotham the father of Ahaz,
Ahaz the father of Hezekiah.
Hezekiah became the father of Manasseh,
Manasseh the father of Amos,
Amos the father of Josiah.
Josiah became the father of Jechoniah and his brothers
at the time of the Babylonian exile.

After the Babylonian exile,
Jechoniah became the father of Shealtiel,
Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
Zerubbabel the father of Abiud.
Abiud became the father of Eliakim,
Eliakim the father of Azor,
Azor the father of Zadok.
Zadok became the father of Achim,
Achim the father of Eliud,
Eliud the father of Eleazar.
Eleazar became the father of Matthan,
Matthan the father of Jacob,
Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary.
Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ.

Thus the total number of generations
from Abraham to David
is fourteen generations;
from David to the Babylonian exile,
fourteen generations;
from the Babylonian exile to the Christ,
fourteen generations.

Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.
When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph,
but before they lived together,
she was found with child through the Holy Spirit.
Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man,
yet unwilling to expose her to shame,
decided to divorce her quietly.
Such was his intention when, behold,
the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said,
“Joseph, son of David,
do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.
For it is through the Holy Spirit
that this child has been conceived in her.
She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus,
because he will save his people from their sins.”
All this took place to fulfill
what the Lord had said through the prophet:
Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall name him Emmanuel,
which means “God is with us.”
When Joseph awoke,
he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him
and took his wife into his home.
He had no relations with her until she bore a son,
and he named him Jesus.
OR MT 1:18-25

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.
When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph,
but before they lived together,
she was found with child through the Holy Spirit.
Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man,
yet unwilling to expose her to shame,
decided to divorce her quietly.
Such was his intention when, behold,
the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said,
“Joseph, son of David,
do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.
For it is through the Holy Spirit
that this child has been conceived in her.
She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus,
because he will save his people from their sins.”
All this took place to fulfill
what the Lord had said through the prophet:
Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall name him Emmanuel,
which means “God is with us.”
When Joseph awoke,
he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him
and took his wife into his home.
He had no relations with her until she bore a son,
and he named him Jesus.


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“For it is through the Holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1: 20-21)

REFLECTION
The intense traffic. The claustrophobic crowd. The long to-do lists. The delayed flights. The numerous Modus Operandis.

This year, I started to think that Christmas brought out the worst in our society. During Christmas, I felt like everything was W-O-R-S-E and that Christmas brought nothing but more problems. Having experienced some of the aforementioned Christmas problems, I’m one of those people who didn’t immediately feel the Christmas vibe. I looked at things at a very shallow level.

What used to be an overjoyed feeling when I see Christmas lights and hear Christmas music is now a tired feeling caused and blinded by these society problems.

Every time I pray though, I am reminded that every prayer was not possible without Him. He Who died on the cross for our sins, Who sacrificed His life for our sake, Who gave us a reason to pray, Who gave you new life, Who gave you strength, Who is the reason for our faith, Who planned a promising future for you, Who looks at you like perfection, Who loves you so much and He Who NEVER gave up on you is born on this day.

Today, we are shown that the coming of Jesus is a reminder of NEW LIFE and NEW BEGINNINGS. That we, as followers of Christ, should look at things with eyes that see good in everything and with faith strong enough to believe that no man-made problem can overpower Jesus who will enter our hearts this Christmas season.

Rejoice, my dear friends, for our King, our Savior, our Father, and our Bestest Friend is here!

Merry Christmas!

Prayer
Dear Jesus, help me to open up my hearts for your coming this Christmas season! Thank you for giving me new life and for giving me a reason to pray and have faith. Amen!

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