Editorial: Blessings-A A +A
Monday, November 4, 2013
A FEW more weeks, and December 25 will be in our midst. While we are looking forward to the Holidays, however, there are those who will be having a not-so-merry Christmas this year. This is a sad fact, but a true one at that.
There will be early Christmas shopping, and there will be last-minute ones. Packs of goodies – imported canned meat, cookies, coffee, chocolates, ham, among other yummy food – are already on display at our malls to entice mall-goers to do their shopping early to avoid the rush.
But seeing those packed goods, are not we reminded of those who may not be able to have a joyous Noche Buena this year? We have kababayans who were hard hit by the recent typhoons and the earthquake. They lost their homes, their livelihood and even some of their loved ones.
Christmas this year would be a lot better if we can share with them whatever we can during this supposed to be festive season. The national government is doing what it can, as well as local government units. Some groups have given donations, cash and in kind, for the victims. Companies have also reached out to them.
The help, however, should not stop just because we have already done our share. Christmas, after all, is the season of sharing and giving. Thousands still need our help.
Does is really matter if we have a “bongga” Christmas celebration? We should be thankful that we still have a roof over our heads and food on our tables. We’re lucky we still have our jobs and ergo, make enough for our families. These are already blessings, and it would do well for us to share what little we have to those who are in need.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on November 05, 2013.