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Sunday, December 19, 2004

The Real List

A talk at the coffeeshop over breakfast this morning brought up the continuation of "what makes me happy" episode. The ones I mentioned and elaborated in the recently distributed parish newsletter - Holy Family Connection - apparently didn't satisfy someone who wanted the REAL list that matters.

So, in the real spirit of the coming Christmas, I shall oblige with this grand wish list that can make me happy:

10. To be able to finish, entirely, my annual leave.

9. To be able to do those flips, jumps and other tricks, those roller bladers do, without falling and breaking a few bones besides one's pride.

8. To watch the entire
Lord of the Rings trilogy (DVD extended version) in a single day and experience the great journey of good over evil again.

7. That the Gibson's movie -
The Passion of Christ - wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.

6. That the groups and organisations of the parish which I am looking after be able to function efficiently and continue their good work for all.

Spurs trounced Southhampton 5 -1 today. May they continue their winning streak and it is NOT impossible that they can carry the League Cup!

4. Yes, people who come for reconciliation mostly don't or do not say this anymore. But I still find meaning in having to humbly make this
act of contrition: O My God, I am very sorry that I have sinned against you. Because you are so good, and for your sake I will not sin again.

Time for myself. It's refreshing to be able to do those things you'd like to do without anyone's intervention and/or catering to the needs of the others.

Peace in our hearts. We seem to be too busy fighting our inner devils and even others to really spare some thought to realise that we really needn't be wasting our time to do all this.

1. Cliched but still extremely important:
peace in the world. With all the fighting and hatred that is so prevalent in our times today, it is really a wonder how we don't see the wastage and horrors that we dish out to one another. The hypocrisy of it all is that we justify them in the name of God! I wonder what God we are praying to...

So there, the ultimate "happy" list on this, the fourth Sunday of Advent. It's mine and I offer no reasons or excuses for them appearing in that form. They come from the bottom of my heart and sometimes the heart has reasons that reason itself cannnot understand or know.


Anonymous said...

If Reason is unable to reason, then this is clearly unreason. Thus, the reasons that the heart has are necessarily unreasonabe.

So much for rationality. :)

*Young Padawan*

Anonymous said...

Have a Blessed and Holy Christmas fellow bloggers and especially to Fr Aloy.

May the peace of the infant Jesus be with you all.


Jude Gal said...

"Black" Xmas for me lah !!!


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