Written by Roel O. Dela Cerna
The best gift for Christmas is not the material things that we often see or received from our loved ones or from our neighbors through external way of giving. It should be the one who is the center of our celebration-Jesus Christ. The Christmas story is simple -- Jesus wishes to be born within your heart today! As we hustle about the shopping malls this Christmas season looking for that perfect gift, let's all reflect on the greatest Christmas gift of all. Open your heart to the Messiah who was born in a manger in humility, died on a cross in love, and rose from the grave in glory. Accept the gift of Jesus Christ this Christmas - the most glorious gift in all history!
The catholic Christians, who were waiting for the coming of the Christ is consistently preparing in a way that the practices during Christmas is a month of giving and asking for forgiveness for one another in order to be ready and accept the true gift, Jesus Christ wholeheartedly. However, people always seek the contentment over material things that the world can give, instead of practicing the true way of giving and a hand who always open to give. Indeed Jesus Christ also expecting from us to render humble service and be pure of heart for his coming. May this celebration of Christmas will always remind us that God the Father gave his only begotten son for his true unending love to all of us.