God Bless Us, Every One!
Since on this day we celebrate the birth of Christ, I would like to present a thought about what Christ’s manifestation on earth means to me.
I believe, among many other things, Jesus walked among us to bring the concept of “hope” to people who had truly lost their way.
I believe we, in our current time, can also see this hope that Christ gave his life to instill in all of us. I also feel the word “hope,” as it is popularly defined, may not be exactly what I am trying to convey here, as that word, in our modern usage, is also generally accompanied with a sense of “hopelessness.” “Hope” is to hold onto something that isn’t really “real.” I propose that Jesus meant that the word “hope” was synonymous with “truth.” That if we stop to see truth in our heart, then we would literally be saved.
In the darkest moments of despair, we hold the Truth of hope. The Truth that all is good, all is love, and all is God. Hope is the awareness that Truth will become manifest. It has no other choice but to be. We are hope.
Merry Christmas, and God bless us, every one.