Before we leave Christmas Day behind, let me just wish you one last time a joyful holiday celebration. It was harder this year to celebrate than most other years, because although in general I hear from people that it was a difficult year, there is also the grim reminder hanging over the celebrations that so many of our countrymen in Mindanao are barely hanging on for their dear lives. And looking back, it was a difficult year for me as well, especially losing a dear sister, but I guess we do our best to move forward.
So although it’s difficult for some to genuinely feel the reason for the season, I nevertheless wish you all the best and hope you find your reason to be joyful this year. Merry Christmas!