Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Xmas Eve Reflection

Spirit & Truth
Today is Thursday, December 24, 2009.

On this day 2004 a huge snowstorm hits Texas. It was the most snow Texas had seen in over 100 years.

Christmas Eve
A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; it makes no noise at all, but softly gives itself away.” [Eva Logue]

Last-minute shopping. One more party. Travel. Church. The late cards that won’t arrive until New Year’s! Cooking for tomorrow’s dinner. And the traffic! For all the talk of “peace on earth, goodwill toward all” this sure can be a hectic season. And let’s not forget those who miss the merriment as they work, or sit in a hospital or lonely room. For them, the season may not be hectic, but it might not exactly be joyful either. Whatever our circumstances, let’s pause to be thankful for our turkey dinner or our simple sandwich. Let’s smile at a friend, relative, or even a stranger. A moment of holy kindness or simple gratitude will suddenly make the magic of Christmas real again.

May divine Light shine through me and upon me. However simply or extravagantly I celebrate this holiday, I allow it to be a peaceful, loving, holy experience. Amen.

Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins, Sunshine Cathedral, Ft. Lauderdale

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