Christmas, it turns out, is not about a particular religion, but about all religions. It is not about a particular person, but about all persons. It does not matter whether you are Christian or Muslim, Hindu or Jew, Baptist or Buddhist. Or none of the above.
When you give birth to the lord within you, you give life to a wonder and a majesty and a wisdom and a love that can flow from you to all the world, and change the world forever.
Isn’t this the Christmas Story?
And when we live this story as our story, are our lives not renewed, with our separated selves made whole?
Indeed. Our souls are stirred, our hearts are filled. And then it is we who bring…joy to the world.
The gift of Christmas is us, fully expressed and fully realized. It is us – completely willing and totally ready – to love without condition, to give without restriction, to share without limitation, to create without fear, to celebrate ourselves without shame or embarrassment.
It is us, choosing to forgive without hesitation, to help without being asked, to rush in where angels fear to tread. Indeed, to lead the way for angels. ~ N.D. Walsch