It’s just one day till Christmas. Folks are running about getting last-minute shopping done. Preparing for family gatherings. Traveling. Full tilt in the hustle and bustle of this holiday season.
But these holidays—all of them, not just Christmas—are more than families and friends getting together, breaking bread, and exchanging gifts. Far more.
Their significance has a deeper and more profound meaning. A meaning that has great implications for all us—regardless of race, gender, age, creed or doctrine.
It’s the recognition that there is an all-encompassing Truth. A truth that is symbolized in many traditions. And for me as a Christian, it’s the Christmas idea of the Nativity—a new birth of spiritual light into our individual and collective experiences. Into our consciousness.
A light which the Scriptures state as:
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
It’s that spiritual illumination that can bring health and harmony to each of our lives—an illumination that transcends theological, religious and non-religious boundaries.
It’s a truth that we can see in every good act—no matter how large or small. It dispels cynicism and promotes hope. And it brings peace and comfort to those in need.
That light—that truth—impels humanity forward to a higher purpose, a better way, a more equitable experience for all of God’s creation.
Eminently practical. Always available. Ever-present.