This week on the road ahead, I’m seeing the beautiful and amazing things we surround ourselves with in the Christmas season. Lights, nativity scenes, decorated trees, crimson poinsettias, and beautiful wreathes. They serve to remind us of the Christmas story.
In Unity, we often understand Christmas as marking the birth of the Christ in each of us as the Light of the World. Across Christendom, there are any number of ways the Christmas story is understood. Many people around the world take hope, peace, love, and joy from the ancient Christmas story. It is a story of signs and wonders!
But are there signs and wonders in everyday life? Undoubtedly, to my mind. Perhaps not so much in sightings of angels and the appearance of brilliant new stars in the sky. We may need to look around us a little more carefully to notice them, and perhaps even look within.
Perhaps this is why we “Deck the Halls,” as a reminder of the awe that can be found in the world around us.
Civil rights leader and Polish Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel said:
“Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement. ….get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.”
Be dazzled by the seemingly ordinary! Consider all the complicated cell division that must go on to produce a human life – it is a wonder we exist at all.
Let’s live in radical amazement past this season, into 2020, and make it a remarkable year.
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