Christmas is a holiday primarily for children. Unless you are an adult and the holiday brings out the child in you. The Life of Jesus in Chronological Order. At its very core, Christmas is supposed to be a day to celebrate the birth of a child born to spread the word for PEACE. As a child my theory on the story of Christmas and the symbolism that goes along with it was that because Jesus was born in a manger, the tree was a symbol of the outdoors or forest and gifts a token of sorts as a way for children to celebrate the gift of PEACE that Jesus Christ spent his life trying to accomplish through his actions and words. As for Santa Claus or Saint Nicholas, I really can’t say. But, all of the symbolism combined is simply an expression of love that can be understood no matter your age or religion. I personally think we should try to make everyday a little bit like Christmas. That way there wouldn’t be so much stress.
Giving an expensive material gift is great if money is no object. But, If you can’t, give of your time, call a friend you haven’t spoken to in awhile or offer to help someone in need. I love to get artwork from people, something homemade.
Unfortunately, Jesus Christ and most every other human except for Nelson Mandela and Mother Theresa have been murdered for trying to bring PEACE on earth. Still, it should continue to be our number one goal as human beings.
Respect the rituals of others so long as they don’t hurt anyone and give whenever you can just for the sake of giving throughout the year.
And, if you need a suggestion for someone who enjoys reading, I highly recommend this newly released book Sacred Commerce 2nd Edition by Ayman Sawaf and Rowan Gabrielle.
“Yesterday I was clever. I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise. I am changing myself.”
Happy Holidays to you all.