Found the link of this music video of Children’s Choir of Loboc in several social networking sites when I opened my desktop this morning.  It’s hard not to be moved and touched.  Despite the devastation that these children have experienced in Bohol, yet they sing with so much hope… maybe praying for a miracle.  Christmas is eleven days away.  I go over my Christmas list — the list in my head that is… and I sigh at the thought that life is tough, only to be reminded that whatever it is I am to complain about or the difficulty I am perceiving, there are others who will spending Christmas without a roof on their head, or are still mourning the loss of family and friends.  No lights, no decorated trees, no parols, not even Noche Buena… Just a lighted candle and a silent prayer.

I pray you’ll be our eyes
And watch us where we go
And help us to be wise
In times when we don’t know

Let this be our prayer
As we go our way
Lead us to a place
Guide us with your Grace
To a place where we’ll be safe

From one calamity (perhaps nightmare) to the next — typhoon Pablo, the war in Zamboanga, the earthquake in Bohol, typhoon Yolanda, even those that came before them… we watched in horror and wonder, will it ever end? Maybe a lot of us, who only witnessed all these in the news… are luckier than those who are right at “ground zero.”  But it has changed us nonetheless — as individuals… as a people.  


This post is for Doc Argie who has been to Tacloban and Ormoc for medical missions despite the difficulty of traveling and staying there… and for always reminding us that every little thing counts in the bigger scheme of things.  


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