Time flies so fast. Only two more months and it's Christmas again. Let us think about this before splurging on Christmas gifts and Noche Buena: The displaced families of typhoon Ondoy/Ketsana, the 840,000 homeless families, the children of those families who are suddenly away from the comfort of their homes, the missing loved ones of some of the families. Heartbreaking.
Let us reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. And what we can do to somehow alleviate the dilemma of those families. What could they be looking forward to this Christmas? Are they still looking forward to Christmas? What about the children who look to Christmas as a season of giving and color, and celebration.
Let us pray that the incoming tropical storms would change directions and miss the Philippines entirely.
Let us remember that Mother Mary gave birth to Jesus in a manger. Our savior was born in a manger.