Source: Coronavirus state tracker: California reports 33,212 new cases and 296 new deaths – San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Daily Archives: December 25, 2020
A verdade é madre superiora
Truth is the only word that makes us believe in any story, ‘truth and time’ are two incommensurable values. Two magical ingredients that allow us to look directly at our purposes.
The truth is feared, however, a mother superior … vain and bearable.
Busque sempre a verdade, seja ela qual for. Deixe acontecer só as coisas boas. Que o seu maior motivo de preocupação seja as coisas que confortam e, assegura a sua paz interior, não aquelas que trazem desconforto, deixando você triste e abatido. Quem nos falta com a verdade, não nos é leal.
Nada, ninguém é capa o tempo inteiro. Porém, você deve observar pequenos detalhes. Na verdade, precisa conhecer para aprender e consequentemente julgar. aprender que o que conquista uma pessoa, não é fala, status, ou dinheiro. O que faz com que as outras pessoas acreditem em nós, é o caráter. Isso, não surge através de outros meios. Caráter vem de berço. Portanto, seja uma pessoa aberta, franca e verdadeira. Quando perceber que nas outras pessoas, esse detalhe for algo que te intriga, ou seja, causa uma situação de desconforto, não cobre explicações pensando que elas lhes acrescente algum valor…
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Bethlehem holds Christmas Eve mass with thin attendance
The Christmas Midnight Mass was held in the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem city with limited participation amid the pandemic.
A dozen residents and a small group of religious officials attended the mass.
It was headed by the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa. He said: “We celebrate this year in difficult circumstances imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.”
“The Christians of Palestine are living in difficult conditions amid unknown future, we ask God to guide the politicians for the good,” he added.
Source: Bethlehem holds Christmas Eve mass with thin attendance
St. Mary’s Holds Drive-In Christmas Eve Service – CBS Sacramento
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The songs sound the same but Christmas Eve Mass has a whole new look this year.
Cars filled the parking lot of St. Mary’s Catholic Church Thursday night, all facing an alter surrounded by red poinsettias.
“We’re in our cars and last year we were inside the cathedral having mass,” Ester Cabrera said.
Source: St. Mary’s Holds Drive-In Christmas Eve Service – CBS Sacramento
Singapore and Denmark confirm cases of new COVID-19 variant strain spreading rapidly in the United Kingdom – ABC News
Singapore has confirmed one case, while 11 others in quarantine have returned preliminarily positive results.
Denmark has identified 33 infections with the new strain.
“There is currently no evidence that the B117 strain is circulating in the community,” Singapore’s health ministry said late on Wednesday, referring to the new, potentially more infectious UK strain. Source: Singapore and Denmark confirm cases of new COVID-19 variant strain spreading rapidly in the United Kingdom – ABC News
Mutated COVID-19 strain confirmed in Japan as nationwide case tally hits record high | The Japan Times
Japan on Friday confirmed its first cases of a mutated form of COVID-19 in five people who entered the nation from the U.K., health minister Norihisa Tamura said.
The same day, Japan confirmed a record 3,748 new coronavirus cases, the third consecutive day above 3,000.
Source: Mutated COVID-19 strain confirmed in Japan as nationwide case tally hits record high | The Japan Times
Jose Garcia, New Mexico Farmworker, Dies at 68 – The New York Times – RIP – COVID-19
Mr. Garcia is survived by his wife, Genoveva; seven daughters, Corina, Consuelo, Carolina, Raquel, Erika, Sandra and Adriana; two sons, Jose and Andres; 28 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
After his funeral, his work truck bore his coffin to the cemetery, in a procession that included his grandchildren riding along in a trailer, on bales of hay. A tractor led the way. “That’s how people saw him,” Consuelo Garcia said — often driving his tractor in the neighborhood to clear debris after a storm or to carry out tasks to help neighbors.
“Now that we don’t have him,” she said, “we realize the great person he was to the community and how he touched so many people.”
Christmas is a time wherein we celebrate love, warmth, cheer, kindness, and selflessness. It has never died out for all these years due to its magic of spreading heaps of love and joy. Why should this year be any different?
Despite this year being a gravely miserable and pitiful one, Christmas is a holiday that reinforces our beliefs to feel happy, transform, and become a part of a society with the same common spirit that connects us all.
However, there are people out there who don’t get that magical, cozy, wintery Christmas of twinkling lights and mandarin oranges that all of us run after. There are some people who are carrying silent burdens throughout these weeks. Some who are cold, alone, sad,unwell, or struggling – and they are all around us. So for any of us who are feeling the Christmas spirit, we can spread love this season and acknowledge the fact that we are blessed. This time of the year is all about giving gifts and celebrating, and we can spread gifts of kindness in a world where it is needed the most.
Christmas even teaches us to let…
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