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Christmas a time for sacrifice for others, says Cubao bishop

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Christmas should be a time for making sacrificing for others, Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco said.

Ongtioco thus urged the public to show concrete signs of love for others by reaching out to the poor and victims of violence.

“Jesus gives himself, yung pagka–Diyos niya ay kanyang hinubad para makiisa sa ating pagkatao para tayo ay maging maka–Diyos. Nakikita ko iyong pag–ibig parang konkreto yung pagmamalasakit kapag pasko, gift giving and then pagtulong sa mga dukha. Harinawa, ito’y hindi lamang kapag Christmas because Christmas is everyday, yung pagsunod, pagtulad kay Kristo hindi lang pag Disyembre ngunit araw–araw,” he said on Church-run Radyo Veritas.

He added such acts should not be limited to Dec. 25 but should be done every day.

The Philippines’ predominantly Catholic population has been preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Dec. 25.