How do we best remember the divine light of which we are a part? We have to go into the silence of the night. It is in calmness and stillness.
It is fine to give gifts and to party but this kind of stimulation is often antithetical to the real meaning of the season. So much of American Christmas has been turned into the idolatrous worship of Mammon. We are worshiping the golden calf rather than enjoying the reverence and peace which our oneness with existence would have us become more aware.