Saturday, February 9, 2013

Say "I love you" this Chinese New Year
To say "I love you" for many Chinese is a difficult thing.  Culturally Asians do not express their love for one another by expression in words.  Whether it is parents saying to their children or children to their parents.  However, we know love is very important for any human relation, and this is what glue the families together.  This is the Chinese New Year season again, in fact the first day of Chinese New Year is tomorrow 10th Feb 2013.  Over the years, Malaysian organizations have recorded meaningful Chinese New Year commercials which were touching and meaningful.  A Malaysian advertising agency Naga DDB directed one called, Say I love you this Chinese New Year.  Basically it is about people writing to their parents to say "I love you" and the crew went around interviewing these parents. All of them showed much love for their children and also children for their parents. It is about the importance of love for each other and not the "ang pow" ( money in red packet given out during Chinese New Year) or any other things. 

As Christians we know God commanded us to love one another.  This is a great teaching of the Christian faith.  What God says about love in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  

By the grace of God all human knows the value and importance of love.  We are all born with this quality, it is just what extent we apply it in our lives.

"A Blessed and Happy Chinese New Year to all Chinese readers and peace and joy to others"

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