Like #clockwork I love how the Philippines has #Christmas in the air starts so early. A lot of staples have already popped up. This is called puto bumbong. Ube with cheese and heaven wrapped in a small banana leaf. Gone are the days that they are so cheap tho. This patch of 4 cost us $1. Still, it tastes so good! They also sell bibingka – another yummy treat. They are open everyday 230pm. To those people not enjoying the early Christmas decorations, I feel sorry for you. Lol #Makati #Philippines #instagram
People ask why we have images. They are not the ones we worship. We understand that God is the source of all the things that happen to us. The images are only there as reminders. From my understanding, they are our manifestations because of our acceptance of our weakness – that we need something we can physically hold and touch and see. How beautiful the world is through His eyes he's given me. #Philippines #Catholic #Makati #greenbeltchapel #amen
I took this pic with a bit of reflection. The "birth" reminds us of happiness, not only of his coming, not only of his love that brought him to commune with us but of his death for us – and only us. The hands of the child reaching out to the world by his own strength would later be raised by nails on the cross until life leaves his body. #Philippines #Catholic #stoniño #mission #nazareno
Soon these #Christmas #lanterns will again be no more. Until when will we keep putting them up I wonder? They were used before to light the streets for the dawn Masses I hear. Now, there is too much light. Now, I believe they stand for something more – a reminder that a few sticks and pieces of paper can make an entire #city #glow (differently, and more so). What more can you, alive, do? They've been up for 3 months, how long will their reminder be present in our minds? I am glad that in 9 months they'll be back again – I just dont know until when we can keep this up. I have #hope still. #Philippines #Makati #Night #Parade #Life
If you cant have Christmas fully in your heart your entire year, let 2017 be the start.
This was taken in 2016 before the year ended.
What is Chirstmas for you? Have you ever thought how you could celebrate Christmas the whole year?