Wednesday, December 31, 2008

“Christmas began in the heart of God. It is complete only when it reaches the heart of man.”

Christmas Seasons...

Everyone knows that when Christmas season arrive, you'll see Christmas decoration everywhere, in the street, the shop, houses, neighbourhood. Well, i like to walk around the town and see all the christmas decorations, somehow I found this banner in "ngiu kee" which personally I think it has the most meaningful christmas decoration for public.

"Faith Hope & Love"
"My faith is found in you, You are my hope, I see love reaching for me."

A Christmas Sharing

Faith, Hope, and Love are the 3 most powerful things that a man can have. But everyone knows that "the greatest of these is Love" and this is what we really need in this christmas seasons. If you don't have faith, or hope, at least... For God's sake, have love. I was touched when I see this banner, which exactly what I think somehow portrayed what christmas is. Christmas is about faith, not food, presents, or parties. Christmas is christmas, the birth of Christ and is something tradition, that is why I don't like when the church play loud music band on Christmas masses, where is the sense of christmas??? it's isn't about music or hard beaten drums. Where is the meaning of "silent night"??? Where is the traditional christmas mass where we sing sweet christmas carols with reverence and prayful-ness? I remember a friend where he is a newborn christian, where he didn't go to church but only on christmas day. He would say that he likes the christmas atmosphere, the beautiful twilight everywhere, the nice choirs, and meaningful readings of christmas where we are reminded again on our faith, and christmas happen because we went wrong somewhere, somehow, and when we lost our faith, hope and love that one man have to come down to bring us this 3 things. Christmas is hope, we celebrate the pass, to remind us of our presence life, as our reminded for our future, as our hope when in time of troubles. Born in the lowliest place yet a king. This is our hope in time of despair and broken, we know that we have someone to accompanying us when we felt alone, someone guide us when we felt danger ahead, someone have provided us even when we do not ask for it. That's how christmas bring hope for us. When I was in the carolling team, one of my favourite song is "Christmas is a time to love". Yes! exactly! Christmas is born of Love, its all about Love. Its a time of love and to love. Christmas is a time where we felt loved and we should love everyone around us, starting from our family to strangers who's lonely this Christmas, to friends that do not understand what Christmas is, to friends which are lonely during Christmas, to your enemies. Love them, for it is love that move a person heart. When you have love, there you find faith and hope then peace in your heart.

Here are some Christmas gifts suggestion:

“Christmas gift suggestions:

To your enemy, forgiveness.

To an opponent, tolerance.

To a friend, your heart.

To a customer, service.

To all, charity.

To every child, a good example.

To yourself, respect.” - Oren Arnold

May the spirit of this wonderful Christmas season stay with you always throughout your life...