#Day 89: What we can learn from Eid al-Fitr (July 17,2015,Friday)


Eid al-Fitr in the Philippines is a national public holiday for all, and even the non-Moslem Filipinos in a way join the celebration especially that we are given a “DAY OFF” our school and work.

The event marks the end of fasting during Ramadan and on this day, Moslems are forbidden to fast as it is a day of celebration.

Today, as I spend my “FREE DAY” I was reminded of how I should live as a Christian too and remembered my Moslem friend who joined a national beauty contest, made it to the top 10 and testified her belief on national TV—she wore a less “revealing” swim wear compared to the other candidates.

Sometimes, us, Christians, when we get too “absorbed” with our worldly obligations we tend to have amnesia that what we do should reflect no one else but Jesus.

Let us all take time to re-evaluate ourselves and see if we are really living like children of God. Fasting is not limited to not taking food or drinking water but we can also fast with things that grab us of our time for Jesus—surfing the net, chatting, watching television series, movie marathon—-and a lot more. Spend less time with these and spend more time with Jesus.

 

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