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The HOPE That Surpasses All Other Hopes

Christmas In Post-Yolanda Tacloban

It’s the 12th of December; 13 days from now, and it’ll be Christmas.

While we sit in our comfortable offices in Makati, Ortigas, and all throughout the metro, it is easy to forget that a big segment of the rest of the country has experienced the worst in natural disasters. Though the news outfits certainly won’t let us forget the travails that Leyte and other parts of the Visayas are still going through, the fact that we live a different life here in Metro Manila makes it easier to consider ourselves lucky that we didn’t have to go through what the people in the Visayas have gone through.

And yet, there are lessons to be learned. Like an earthquake that sent shock waves throughout the country, and even throughout the world, the Yolanda/Haiyan tragedy struck an unparalleled nerve. Life as we know it may return to a semblance of “normal,” but it will forever be changed by that incident.

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The season that is upon us may confuse some of us a little: Is it okay to celebrate? Is it okay to enjoy? Even as thousands of people still struggle to pick up the pieces and attempt to carve out a sense of “normal,” after losing families, homes, and even almost their own lives?

We’re not really sure about the answer to that.

But one thing is clear: The reason for the season is CHRIST. And that is why it’s called CHRISTmas.

And He is the HOPE that surpasses all other hopes.

Like this piece says:

10000 Hopes But One: Click the photo to download the piece.

10000 Hopes But One: Click the photo to download the piece.

Have a HOPE-filled weekend, Pinay Media Planner. 🙂


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