Senator Loren Legarda’s Christmas MessageDecember 23, 2010
CHRISTMAS IS THE STORY OF A CHILD, JESUS CHRIST, WHO WAS BORN IN A MANGER DESPITE BEING THE SON OF GOD. HIS BIRTH SYMBOLIZES A NEW BEGINNING. IT TELLS US THAT WE SHOULD NEVER LOSE FAITH AND HOPE BECAUSE LIFE ALWAYS GIVES US A CHANCE TO START ANEW AMID THE TRIALS THAT WE MEET ALONG THE WAY. THE SIMPLICITY OF CHRIST’S BIRTH, BEING BORN INSIDE A STABLE, SHOWS US THAT OUR STATUS IN LIFE SHOULD NEVER BE A HINDRANCE IN LIVING A MEANINGFUL AND GLORIOUS LIFE.
This Christmas Season, let us be grateful to our Father Almighty because despite the growing problems in our society today, we are able to celebrate this very significant occasion because we are blessed with a purposeful life. May we realize what our life’s purpose is because like Jesus who has saved mankind, we have our own duty to our fellowmen and to our nation.
I wish everyone a blessed and joyous Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year!