Tuesday, December 20

5 Days Before Christmas

Five days to go and it's Christmas, and though it may be the most wonderful time of the year, the commercialism of this season has left me to wonder if the true meaning of Christmas is truly understood by all, if  not then at least by most.

When I was a little kid, my parents always told me that Christmas was the time when the Son of God was born, that is of course our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As i was growing up, the thought that once a year we celebrate the birth, albeit not the actual birth, of Jesus always made me joyful.

Over the years though, we have been so influenced by Western culture that some of us have already forgotten what the true message of Christmas is all about. I once asked a friend's little sister if she knew who the star of Christmas is and she answered, "Di ba si Santa?" or "Isn't it Santa?". The young generation of today have been so exposed to commercialism and different marketing strategies of the Western countries, and it has come to a point where they have no idea what or who the true meaning of Christmas is (kaya nga may CHRIST sa Christmas diba?).