Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Christmas: The Best or Worst of Times?
By Rev. Jim Gaither
Feelings about Christmas tend to be closely related to feelings about family. That can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how you feel about your family. People from happy and loving homes, that joyfully celebrated Christmas, will tend to have very positive feelings about Christmas. People from dysfuntional or abusive homes will tend to experience Christmas as stressful, disturbing and melancholy...
The baby Jesus is a profound symbol for how God is related to the world. As God is present everywhere at all times, God would certainly be present in even the poorest and most helpless infant. That infant would have the potential to grow in knowledge and might even make mystical contact with the omniscient Mind of God. The omnipotence of God could work through that child, over the course of a lifetime, to work miracles of love and inspire the world. Omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient Spirit is within ech one of us, and can work through us to overcome any obstscle and achieve any height.
I can do all things, through Christ who strengthens me. --- Phillippians 4:13 (NKJV)
reprinted from Unity's booklet Advent 2011 Your Journey To Christmas