End of the day of this year’s Christmas celebration at this last couple of hours. So how was your day? Did you have a magical Christmas day as often depicted? Mine started last night with text messages pouring in non-stop and an annual family gathering to celebrate the occasion and more. The gifts were meaningful, money well spent on my loved ones and for a change, I even made my own cards for my family and closed ones and wrote what I meant to say to them all these years. Christmas thus, turned out to be a “count my blessing” and “thanksgiving” day. Then after the eating and merry-making, we headed to bed without much drama or fireworks as I had meaning to wake up early on Christmas Day.
So I made it to the Christmas Special Church Service on this Friday, again TGIF, in all sense of the word. The sermon was very reflective as we were brought back once again to the first Christmas as recorded in the Luke Gospel, with a touch of modernity. The Reverend urged us to imagine how the Virgin Mary would have felt when told by the angel that she’s to conceive our savior, the startled Zechariah and long barren wife who were then told that they will have a child, and not just any child but John the Baptist, the blessed martyr who will lead many to repent and be baptised in water before Christ were to baptise us with fire and spirit. And imagine the shepherds who were terrified by the appearance of the angel to proclaim the Lord’s birth as our modern-day security guards, dozing off at the middle of the night and were woken up by an angel, how terrifyingly dramatic it would be to them?!
So after service, I decided to enjoy Christmas with a twist and went on to visit an Art Museum after lunch. It’s been such a long time since my last visit and it has prompted me to make it one of the resolutions to get back to Art and Writing in year 2010. Finally, met up with a friend to catch the well-acclaimed movie No PuedoVivir Sin Ti before heading home to wind down and maybe finish my book, Have a Little Faith by the Tuesdays With Morrie author, Mitch Albom as soon as am done with this entry.
So, is Christmas any magical than yet another ordinary day or what someone said to me that it is just another Friday to him? I beg to differ for TGIF has a deeper meaning for me especially for the last one month. Hence, even if it’s only minutes, hours left or away from Christmas, may I still wish all of you out there, a Merry Merry Christmas!