Missing the Point

Teddy Casiņo, in his column Fast Forward in one of the local newspapers, Business World, writes about "A Bleak Merry Christmas" today.

I guess a lot of people share his views. The year 2001 was not an easy one, locally, nor internationally so it may be difficult to find the positive side to anything. He talks about trying to get into the Christmas spirit - by doing all the things that come with the season, particularly for us Filipinos: shopping, gift-giving, attending Midnight mass, having noche buena. He laments the fact though that he feels that Edsa II is in need of a sequel (which I disagree with)and talks about going to the movies when "all hope is gone."

It is okay to feel blah once in awhile, particularly when you find yourself in not-too-rosy of situations. Christmas though, is never bleak, particularly when we take pains and effort to remember what it is we celebrate. The birth of a Savior and hope in a "new life," where there will be no more politics, no more worries. We need to see beyond today, with eyes of faith.

This will be my last entry for the year given the holidays so let me wish all of you a great 2002. As my desk calendar for 2002 states: "Every day is a new beginning. Believe in your heart that something wonderful is about to happen." Blessings, everyone.

[By Angelica Viloria | Friday, December 28, 2001]

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