Christmas and Tragedies


It’s a couple of days to go before celebrating Christmas.  People are really busy on buying gifts and foods for midnight meal for Christmas Eve.

I read major tragedies before celebrating Christmas such as super typhoon “Haiyan or Yolanda” which killed more than thousands of people in Tacloban, Leyte and some regions in Visayas a month ago.

Next Carole Fortun, the wife of lawyer Raymond Fortun, was shot in the head at Las Piñas home.  Atty. Fortun was the real target but not his wife. Carole is now in a stable condition according to his wife and attending physicians at the University of Perpetual Help Medical Center.  He handles petitioners or clients against President Aquino’s controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel.  DAP and PDAF are unconstitutional according to the Philippine Supreme Court.  I posted a healing prayer for the immediate recovery of his wife through GMA News’ Facebook page.

And finally, the ambush killed Labangan Zamboanga del Sur Mayor Ukol Talumpa, his wife, his nephew and an 18 month old baby Friday morning of December 20 in Manila, Philippines.  I am strongly blamed the Manila International Airport Authority or MIAA due to security lapses (or intentional?) and failure of using the closed circuit television cameras or CCTVs.  Authorities should have used CCTVs to identify the assassins at the NAIA loading bay.

Those three tragic issues are so, so depressing.  Never exclude the presence of Christ who is the center of peace.  People must abide in peace with the Lord Jesus who was born in the manger.  I pray for all families that I mentioned above to put Jesus in their hearts to uphold peace with Him.   Let’s rejoice my dear readers and bloggers to recall the story of Jesus in the manger.  He lived in a simple and humble man more than 2,000 years ago.  Amen.

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