Wednesday, December 25, 2019

The Joy of Christmas

[The Divine Source of all that is] did not merely assume a human body and soul [in Jesus]; [It] assumed the actual human condition in its entirety, including the instinctual needs of human nature and the cultural conditioning of [a certain] time. [By emerging within] the human condition [in this way, the sacred through Jesus] introduced into the entire human family the principle of transcendence, giving the evolutionary process a decisive thrust toward God-consciousness. [God in Jesus gave all the power] to know their Divine Source.

The joy of Christmas is the intuition that all limitations to growth into higher states of consciousness have been overcome. The Divine Light cuts across all darkness, prejudice, preconceived ideas, prepackaged values, false expectations, phoniness and hypocrisy. It presents us with the truth. To act out of the truth is to make Christ [i.e., Divine Love] grow not only in ourselves, but in others. The humdrum duties and events of daily life become sacramental, shot through with eternal implications.

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Christmas 2018 – Reflections and Celebrations
Christmas in America, 2018
Christmas 2017 – Reflections and Celebrations
Christmas 2016 – Reflections and Celebrations
Christmas 2015 – Reflections and Celebrations
Christmas 2014 – Reflections and Celebrations
Celebrating the Coming of the Sun and the Son
Christmastide Approaches
No Room for Them
The Christmas Tree as Icon, Inviting Us to Contemplate the "One Holy Circle" of Both Dark and Light
Quote of the Day – December 1, 2014
Something to Cherish (2012)
A Christmas Message of Hope . . . from Uganda (2011)
Quote of the Day – December 26, 2010
Christmas in Australia (2010)
John Dear on Celebrating the Birth of the Nonviolent Jesus
A Bush Christmas (2009)
A Story of Searching and Discovery
The Christmas Truce of 1914
Clarity and Hope: A Christmas Reflection (2007)
An Australian Christmas (2006)
A Christmas Reflection by James Carroll

Image: Mauna Nada (2018).

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