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December 24, 2011 at 4:00 in the morning; Christmas Eve, the mass had begun and it’s the last day of the nine-day novena mass. The Reading was all about Zachariah’s Song and the homily of the priest is somewhat catchy and the attention of almost all of the people inside the Church. It marked in my mind that’s why I did some scribble and on the latter decided to post it online.
Father priest gave us 3 Christmas Eve’s words to ponder.
1. Live a life pleasing to God
On top of the list is of course to live a life not only for your own self but also for God as the top priority and for His people. He mentioned about people who are so eager attending the Dawn mass and even completed all the nine days but failed to celebrate the Eucharist every Sunday. It is included in the commandments, and it’s the third one, “Remember to keep the Holy Sabbath Day”. We must obey God’s will and same goes to the rest. Every act we make should be righteous and should make the Lord happy for whoever pleases the Lord, He shall bless him. Some people do the things that please them but are neither fully contented nor satisfied. I tell you, only the Lord our God shall give us complete contentment and satisfaction.
2. Persevere in prayer
It’s the second thing we must really do and implement in our daily life. We pray for our wishes and for the benefit of others. We pray to be forgiven and to be thankful for what we have. We pray for those who are in poverty, for the needy, for the sick and the dying, for the souls in Purgatory, for peace and harmony within different nations and for the salvation for human kind. Those are the things we should pray for but we persistently wish for all material things, pray for those we want and eagerly ask for what we don’t need. “Lord, me give this and give me that”, “God please give me an I-pod for my friend also has one”, “Lord, I hope I will have all expensive things to boast” and more selfish words way say every day. Our mind is always boggled with all those unrealistic dreams and thoughts that bring others into harm. Instead of counting what you don’t have, savor each day with the things you already posses. You are blessed because God gave you the opportunity to live well. Be thankful and say a prayer before doing anything else. Have a habit of spending time to have a talk with God and that will please Him. Pray every day; pray for what you need not for what you want.
3. Trust in the Lord constantly
Having faith without trust is like building your house in the sand. It might look sturdy on the first glimpse but totally shaky when you dig in further. Trust and faith are like an unbreakable tandem. You can’t say that you believe if you don’t trust and you can’t trust if you don’t believe. It’s just like going on circles but if you realize the thought and understood its meaning really well then you are extremely lucky. Having that strong belief is quite unfathomable to others, even do I can’t explain in plain words. All I know is that I entrust my entire everything to God. I hope same goes to all of you.
Have a meaningful Christmas! Buon Natale.
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