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The name Ardythe:good war (Anglo-saxon); flowering field (Hebrew); spiritual prosperity (Swedish); Norwegian goddess.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004


Back at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

Mary traveled far to visit her cousin Elizabeth, tell her of the good news and share her blessings.

Despite the typhoons and devastations our country has suffered and endured, it still cannot stop the coming of Christmas. Fr. Genaro Diwa (who looks like Carlo Han) told us that he had a parishioner Saturday morning whose church has been buried in a mud, and during the first misa de gallo, it was most dramatic. They have a single lantern in the entire church, and as the bishop of Infanta, Quezon lighted it, he reminded them that that light will be a symbol of their hope and rising. How many of us are just wasting our time, that instead of being in the church physically, we are dozing of during the readings, It is better if we just stay at home and continue our sweet slumber. Or those who are in the church just to be with the people they court. (Fr. Diwa is really strict. He even pointed to those at the back.) We are there because we are opening our hearts, and widening them so that Christ can enter. Instead of thinking what we will be receiving or how much (the peso value) of the gifts, why not concentrate more on what we can give, on what we can do?


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