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“If ye keep My commandments, ye shall abide in My love; even as I have kept My Father’s commandments, and abide in His love. This is my Commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you.” (John 15:10-12)

This Christmas, let us share our love with one another, not by the material things that we usually buy — beautifully wrapped and tied with a ribbon — and hand to someone. To those who are far from us, the best gifts that we can give them are our prayers full of love. We pray that they may find happiness in the coming birth of our Lord.

At this time when our world is in turmoil, the greatest gift we can give is love for it is what the world needs. Love without deed is useless, and, if not demonstrated, is wasted. We can’t do everything to show our love, but we can do something.

We can even share our thoughts about everything that is good for us to others by including them in our prayers. Our prayers should not be only for ourselves, for our loved ones or for our families. These should be shared to others, even to our foes, to those who are embroiled in war, to those who are victims of incurable diseases and to those who have nothing.

This holiday season, let us quench God’s thirst by sharing our love with one and all. For it is only in loving and sharing that we can find and feel the true meaning of Christmas.

Teach our little ones that Christmas is meant not only to share gifts, but it also means loving and honoring the Christ child, whom the angels announced and the shepherds proclaimed had come to die for us, for he was, “The image of the invisible God, the first-born over all creation (V. 15), in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.” (V. 14).

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.

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[quote style=”boxed” ]Let us be Christ’s true disciples, looking to another’s need, making a stony pathway smoother by a gentle word or deed. — Torson[/quote]

[quote style=”boxed” ]Please help me, Lord, in everything I do, that all my work may show my love for You; and as I talk with others on the way, I’ll tell them that You may come back today. — Hess[/quote]