Christmas for me and for many others I suspect, has had lots of “meanings” over the years. The way it has been celebrated has changed with every generation---and will continue to change with every generation to come.
Today, Christmas seems almost inseparable from the economic well being of our country. It is this aspect that for me is perhaps the least important of all of the meanings we give it.
There are gifts we are given for free that easily transcend any physical gift that we could ever give or get.
It is no coincidence that we have created this celebration in the darkest time of the year---a time that needs “light” in so many ways.
We need light to find our way both physically---and in our hearts and minds.
It functions like some centrifugal force, sending us off like a shooting star as we are born into the New Year.
The lights of Christmas can show us the way out of any darkness.
Whatever your “beliefs” may be, may the lights of the season, show you the way into the New Year!
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