I love Christmas. I love the lights, the decorations, the holiday cheerfulness – strangers greeting each other with smiles and good wishes. I especially enjoy the anticipation and experience of gift giving, that tangible expression of love – even when it goes overboard a bit. There's a generosity here that reminds me of something larger.
For me, Christmas celebrates the birth of Love, the first word in the vocabulary of God. Christmas translates Love into human terms. The life and teaching of Jesus brought to us the revolutionary truth that we are not separate – not separate from God, not separate from each other, not separate from anything in the universe. All is one in the extravagant energy of Love.
Each year, Christmas reminds us to bring forth into everyday life the spirit of Jesus, a spirit of generosity and consciousness of oneness. Christmas invites us to give birth to Love – as Mary did.
Yes, we're invited to be merry. We're also invited to be Mary.
I wish you joy, love and every blessing!