Sun.Star Baguio

Merry Christmas


MAY we wish everyone and all: A Merry Christmas celebratio­n! Yes, in a weeks’ time on December 25, our Lord and Savior Jesus was born. Let’s celebrate in worship in the sanctity of our hearts. Let’s venerate Him with family members, relatives and friends.

But let us not forget to protect ourselves from the deadly Miss Corona Virus. There is no need to attend religious and church activities if these will endanger us and members of family. U-tube images of people in Metro-Manila churches showed violations of protective protocols: no face masks and no social distancing. Hence the immense upsurge in number of those positive of Covid-19.

Miss Coronaviru­s sneaked into the country some ten months ago and is hovering over the country and the world. This uninvited lady guest may tone down earthly celebratio­ns. Yet I envision her as a test on our Christians’ reverence and adulation to the Lord and Savior.

Restrictio­n of movement and quarantine protocols has cut family budgets which lead to moderate feasting on food and display of colorful home decoration­s. Miss Covid- 19 surely has weighed down the mood of the season.

We heard of family re-union cancellati­ons. It is the proper thing to do. Yet, as they say in

Tagalog, there are still pasaways who defy medical advisories on Covid-19 protection and insist on holding family re-unions during the season. In Benguet, provincial and town officials issued an advisory for residents to cancel all family re-unions this season.

We agree family re-unions are best held during the Christmas season where blessings and gifts are shared among clan members. But not this time when love ones are endangered.

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