Christmas Letter 2014

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Waiting is a mystery, a natural sacrament of life. There is a meaning hidden in all the times we have to wait. It must be an important mystery because there is so much waiting in our lives.

~ Fr. James F. Donelan, SJ
“Mama, please help me find a spot in the house where I can pray?” Matthew asked me one morning.
Surprised, I said, “Okay.”
The request was music to my ears because it was a healthy sign that Matthew is well enough to be able to practice what he loves most. Meditation and Contemplative prayer.
Gone are the days when our days, weeks and months are measured by the number of times he is rushed to the hospital. Gone are the days when a foul smell is enough to trigger an asthma attack.
Indeed, waiting is a sacrament because the last time Matthew was able to sit, meditate and pray was twelve years ago…
Thank you, Lord. You are so good!
Although Matthew has not fully regained his old health back, nowadays when he is not feeling well, we already know what to do and shortly after he is able to recover and bounce back. Of course we still need to be careful and avoid situations and places that may trigger him. But we have gone a long way off from before. Slowly but surely, we hope that he becomes even stronger than when he was before.
We would like to thank Dra. Chona who patiently and lovingly take care of us throughout all these years. You are God’s angel for us.
Lastly, we cannot end this letter without mentioning our blog. Now on it’s sixth year, we have 240+ followers and have reached 252,400+ hits. A wonderful reaffirmation that we must be doing something god and are far reaching out to so many people. We appreciate our cyber friends who regularly keep in touch. And even those that drop by once in a while.
Let me end this letter with a Christmas Prayer (not my own). It echoes what we have in our hearts….
Christmas Prayer

Meister Eckhart once said: ‘What good is it that Christ was born 2,000 years ago if he is not born now in your heart?
Lord, we do far too much celebrating your actual coming into our hearts. I believe in God, but do I believe in God-in-me? I believe in God in heaven, but do I believe in God-on-earth? I believe in God out there, but do I believe in God-with-us?
Lord, be born in my heart. Come alive in me this Christmas! Amen.

We pray that Christ will be alive for you this Christmas and all throughout the New Year ahead.
~  Matthew and Jojang