A Christmas State of Mind
“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on Earth, peace, goodwill among people!’”
At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of someone whose presence changed the world in a profound way, someone who said that his followers would be known by their love. It was written of him that he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed. After his death, his followers spent a lot of time together, shared what they had, received daily provisions with gratitude and praise, and demonstrated goodwill to all people.
May we, also, have this Christmas state of mind; one in which we embody Jesus’ message in our lives each day as we go about doing good, healing the oppressed, and offering love, knowing that God is with each one of us. May this state of mind carry us throughout the year until we celebrate again the birth of Jesus and renew our commitment to offer peace and good will to all people. Merry Christmas!