Three Is The Magic Number

by John on December 21, 2014

Winter in the tropics is always my favorite time of the year. The temperature is mild, the malls are crowded, and I still get to wear shorts and t-shirts.

Besides the great weather, it is also a time for a whole bunch of celebrations. Countless office parties, birthdays, and one of my personal favorites “Nochebuena

This is also the season where we get caught up in trying to find the perfect gift, fight traffic and parking problems in all of the malls and shops. It’s busy on top of busy with a side order of hurry up and wait. That alone is probably enough to drive a few of us over the edge.

However, it does not have to be that way. Hell, it shouldn’t be that way, but alas, that’s never the case.
As a terribly flawed Catholic, I’m reminded of a simple verse that keeps me sane amidst all the crazy busy of the season:

“And now there remain faith, hope, and charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity.”

Or to borrow from my beloved fraternity:

“…charity, that is impulsive to see virtues in a [person] and slow to reprove [their] faults”

So this season, when you feel that you’ve reached the end of line because someone has just cut you off for a parking space, or skipped you in line at the mall, try to remember and embrace charity.You’ll feel better, and for one small moment you’ll make the world a better place.

Now if you’ll excuse me, the temp is dropping to the lower 70’s and I’ve got to go find me a sweater.

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