Well Christmas, to me, is a day that we acknowledge a man who spread the message, “Rejoice in life and be cheerful.” Jesus wasn’t a gloomy man, nor was he a sad man. He certainly could not have been a dull man. At least not from what I’ve read about him.
Jesus loved life. He loved camaraderie. I believe he laughed a lot and he loved a lot. What if we consider Christmas day a day to remind us to love life, to love others, and to laugh a lot? What would that be like?
It also appears that Jesus loved a good meal and a sip of good wine every now and then. Maybe that is what Christmas day should also include, along with loving a lot.
And most of all, I believe that Jesus was a person who loved loving. There were no ifs or buts about it – he just loved loving everything and everyone. It seems that loving was like breathing for him. He considered it as important to life as air, and he demonstrated it. Now, that’s the kind of person I aspire to be – someone who walks around nourishing himself and others with love. John Lennon said, “Love is all you need.” What if that is what everyone made of Christmas day? What would that be like??
If I live with the guiding principle – love is all I need – then I cannot love someone because he or she is Christian or Jewish or Buddhist; I cannot draw a line that divides folks into their race, creed, political affiliation or sex. Poets are known to fall in love with life every day. That’s what I want to do, and Christmas day is a great day to begin.
Happy Holidays to all of you from Rob, Nick, Steve and the Mind Adventure Team
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