Rev. Fr. Emilio A. Ascaño, LRMS
It’s Mid-Autumn Festival!
One of the mid-autumn festival activities i experienced when I was missionary in Taiwan was watching the moon while enjoying an outdoor grill. This activity for me was meaningful because it affirms that watching the moon is a way of appreciating God’s great creation.
Just as the psalm says, “[He made] the moon and stars to rule over the night, for his steadfast love endures forever” (Psalm 136:9).
By looking up at the night sky, seeing the bright glories of the moon and stars, we exclaim that God’s creation is great and beautiful. Comparing this to our own humble and insignificant state, we further experience gratefulness for God’s love for us.
The year is more than half over, and i wish to invite you to be thankful for God’s protection and peace throughout the year, that he blessed us with work and food, so that our tummies might be filled, that we have peaceful relationships with our families and friends.
By watching the moon, we can think on the breadth and length and height and depth and God’s love, so that our relationship with God can grow more intimate.
We know that the moon reflects light from the sun…And moon shines during the night…when everything is dark. Like the moon, may we reflect the light from the True source of light..The Son of God…During this dark period of our history, may we be light to those in darkness.
Incidentally, the Seasons of Creation falls also on September. To take good care of our Common Home is an urgent responsibility for all.. We have only one earth with only one moon..Let’s take care of God’s creation..