This is the eve of a day many people find great mystery and joy. Little Linus' words from the Charlie Brown Christmas Special, "I bring you tidings of great joy . . . . for unto us is born a savoir" never fail to make me sense the eternal presence of something greater than myself.
and there is the key.
To sense that Presence.
I need to connect with that mystery, that force of love that many call God, Yahweh, Truth, Spirit, Stillness . . . . .
if the birth of a baby makes us feel great hope, if people need a savior, or something to remind them that we all need saving, than that is okay with me.
I am a Pagan - I believe in the animate force of life in all things of this Earth - so my worship is not in a Church; but I understand that we each find our mystery in our own way, and today and tomorrow, many of us in the world will slow down, enjoy each others' company, maybe exchange a gift or two, gather together to eat some good food, and know that life, although so full of pain and great difficulty, is worth celebrating.
Happy Holidays. . . . .
"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life." --Rachel Carson