Friday, December 2, 2011


                                                     Friday, December 2, 2011
                                                         KEEPING FAITH
                                                     By James Dillet Freeman

   Christmas is a way of keeping faith in the power and love of God and the goodness of things, even when we see only small evidence of their presence in the world around us. Christmas is more than just a festive celebration, a tinsel time for getting gifts and having parties. It is a declaration that there is an element--- divine, isn't it?--- in us human beings which is stronger than all our weaknesses, braver than all our fears, surer than all our doubts--- something which is in the darkest days proclaims its faith in the advancing light and, even though the worst of winter lies yet ahead, keeps confident that spring is on its way.
   Let the snow fall as it may, and let the short days hang on dark and cold; htere is that in us which refuses to submit to to icy season or gloomy reason, but steps forth into the wind and snow and says in a cheery voice to the world and every passerby, "Merry Christmas!"

Christ in you, the hope of glory.  --- Colossians 1:27

reprinted for Unity's booklet Advent 2011 Your Journey to Christmas

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