A Holiday Message. By Luis F. Brizuela Cruz
A Holiday Message
We are getting closer to another Christmas and the conclusion of another year which would leave us a bit older, but most likely wiser. At least that is what we hope…
A lot has transcribed for most of us during the course of 2013 and from its impending summary we may conclude that our good moments would probably outweigh the not so good moments; that the things which made us laugh and rejoice would outnumber those that made us cry, suffer and long. For we know that the latter are also intrinsic parts of our human makeup and they come in that “package” with which we are entrusted as we cross the threshold of life at birth.
We may question then: how do we compare the good and the bad, in a way that would allow us to escape unscathed, even happy, from yet another yearly journey?
Well, with that proverbial look over the shoulder, we may able to see all of those who are coming right behind us, at times even aiding themselves with that which we discard and if we look a bit further back we may even see many others who aspire to have what those immediately behind us have.
A valid argument can still be made that in front of us there are some who seem to enjoy a better quality of life and even greater material abundance. Yet, exactly in the same way that those apparently less fortunate who travel behind us visualize our fortune, unaware of our pain and sorrow, we also ignore the pain and anguish which may be afflicting those in front of us in life’s procession.
We have seen the economy of the country and our own weaken in recent times. More significantly, we have been witnesses to the decadence of the moral and spiritual values that once identified a great nation, currently under siege by equivocated ideologies. Sadly, we have confirmed that such malice also expands through the entire globe like an epidemic.
We all and everything about us hold a purpose and a reason. In that most insignificant moment of our lives, when we feel that our courage and self-esteem may have reached rock bottom, it is still conceivable that we may be the inspiration and even the salvation of others.
It is, therefore, our duty to persevere in the mission that has been assigned to each one of us. We must do that armed with the best of our intentions, but also with the clearest and fairest of sense, so that our noble intentions never interfere with the path of others, particularly those who trail behind us. If we apply ourselves, whole heartedly and respectfully, we will find that life will turn not just more pleasant but also a lot more passable when we are visited by adversity. There is always at least one reason to rejoice and be grateful.
If our night finds us disillusioned and uninspired, let us pick up and organize our energy, our intimate faith and our ideas and then yield to the repose of our mind, our body and our soul. The morning will always give us the perspective of a new beginning. Start the day thinking that it is the first day of your blessed life. Be fair, be prudent, and be free of that which is your harness and your pain.
May we all have a peaceful Christmas Season and a hopeful New Year!
December 17, 2013
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