Thursday, December 25, 2008
The Art of Keeping Christmas
How can we best keep Christmas? How can we best defeat the little bit of Scrooge in all of us and experience the glory of the Great Day?
By sinking the shafts of our spirits deep beneath the sparkling tinsel of the surface of Christmas and renewing within us the radiance of the inner meaning of the season.
By following the Star on an inward journey to Bethlehem to stand again in awe and wonder before the Babe in a Manger.
By rediscovering the faith and simplicity of a little child, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.
By being still and listening to the angels sing within our hearts.
By quietly evaluating our lives according to the Master's standards as set forth in the Sermon on the Mount.
By reaffirming the supremacy of the spirit in our conquest of ourselves.
By rededicating ourselves to the Master's ideals of Peace, Brotherhood, and Good Will.
By resolving to give ourselves away to others in love, joy and devotion.
By using the light of Christmas to guide us through the darkness of the coming year, refusing to go back to the dim kerosene lamps of the spirit when the brilliant electricity of Christmas is available to show us the way.
Wilfred Arlan Peterson
I will be back January 2009. I wish everyone a safe and happy New Years.
It is time to reflect and set new goals based on what worked and what didn't work in 2008.
Write it down,