Yes, you read the title, right.

Because we all know that Christmas is now synonymous to rushing, hurrying, panicking, and squeezing thru malls for non-stop Christmas Shopping!

I say, why not STOP… for Christmas!

At least, pause, take a break, breath, and truly feel what Christmas is truly all about!

After all, the original Christmas was so simple. And it was also about stopping – or pausing.

The Holy Family stopped in a stable after looking for a more decent place for Baby Jesus to be born.

The Shepherds paused from their tending the flock to be the first visitors of the newborn King.

Even the brilliant star from the sky settled to shine brightly on that little town of Bethlehem.

In fact, heaven and earth should have stopped for this glorious moment of God becoming Man to bring hope to the world.

It is in stopping or pausing that we truly savor God’s precious moment, for us to experience that He is “Emmanuel, God with us.”

This Christmas, amidst the frills and the frenzy, you may just want to stop and pause – and feel the true joy and peace from within, or you can stop and pause to really talk to a friend, spend quality time with your loved ones, or simply spend a moment of silence with God – and let JESUS be born again in your heart.

While you’re at it, why not listen again or sing intently this old Christmas Song in your mind and in your heart:

“Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.”

A Peaceful Christmas and a Hope-Filled New Year to all of us!

“Mayroong Magandang Mangyayari Sa ‘Yo!”

Alvin Barcelona

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