Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas has arrived. Advent is over.

Today is the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus, a child of God, into the world bringing a super dose of divine light with Him.

According to the mythic story of His birth, some people recognized him and some didn't. The inn keeper turned Mary and Joseph away and Jesus was born in a barn with the animals.

In our current times we turn millions of children of God away and make it our national policy to do so to protect ourselves from all kinds of fears which are trivial and childish. Americans have a much greater chance of being killed by a drunk driver or a gun in their own home or by lightning than they do by a terrorist and yet rather than face facts we demonize, exclude, and attack God's children.

Mary and Joseph and Jesus would have a very difficult time getting into the United States with their swarthy complexions and lack of documentation.

Most of us would not recognize Jesus were He to come among us today. Our world of the ego makes little room for the remembrance of the divine within us and among us. The Jesus I love would have no problem with that. He recognizes our free will and He loves us unconditionally no matter what. He just waits for us patiently to figure things out.

As it is written in A Course In Miracles, learning that Life is a miracle "is a required course. Only the time you take it is voluntary.”

I have been studying for 72 years and some progress has been made and yet there is much more to learn. Jesus' birth this year has reminded me of the divine within us and among us and what a blessing this divine light is to the celebration of creation with the Spirit of Life. The weary world rejoices, indeed. May it be so!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the advent series. I have enjoyed it very much. The idea that we don't celebrate the birth of the body of the baby, Jesus, but His spirit which is still alive in the world has resonated deeply with me. I hope everyone has a blessed Christmas season.

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    1. Ditto. I have found a renewed inspiration in my faith when I think of the myth of the Christmas story as having a moral which is that God so loved the world of His creation that God imbued us with a bit of divine energy. I wake up happier and more optimistic. I look more forward to the day feeling that I am loved. Blessings to all the readers of this blog and everyobdy

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