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Vugt: Christmas – celebration of a great mystery

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THE celebration of Christmas, especially in the Philippines, is surrounded by much romanticism which obscures the mystery of Christmas.

The celebration starts already in September (the first ber-month) and on Christmas day itself, December 25. (READ MORE)

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Pacete: Christmas in our cultural history

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THERE is no doubt that Filipinos consider Christmas as a season to love, to share, to thank and to celebrate. God sent His only begotten son to the world, to be with us, to suffer, to die and to rise from the dead. He comes in a manger to fulfill his Father’s will.

In Christmas, there is forgiving, thanksgiving, and gift-giving. We always have Christmas from the point of view of our faith (religion), culture, and commerce. We love the Child Jesus because of his innocence...

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Tan: God bending down

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DECEMBER…a season of giving and receiving, a season of rush, rush, rush…no time to hush. Before this season breaks us, take a little time out… slow down and know God a little bit more.

“Because He bends down and listens, I will pray as long as I have breath!” Psalm 116:2 (NLT) (READ MORE)

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Israel: Where Jesus spent his time on earth

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FOR us Christians, the story of Jesus is “The Greatest Story Ever Told.” As narrated in the New Testament, his life on earth was dedicated to the salvation of mankind.

During my childhood years, I loved best the Christmas story… of the God-child born in a manger… of the angels announcing the birth of the Savior to the shepherds… of the three kings guided by a star bringing gifts to the Holy Child… The entire narrative appealed to my young mind like a fairy tale. (READ MORE)

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