Written by Administrator
Monday, 23 December 2013 00:00
Christmas day will soon be here and with it comes an array of emotions for Christians: wonder, gratitude, hope, and loving kindness; also worry, regret, and longing—sometimes gut-wrenching longing—for restoration, peace, forgiveness.
The Christmas “season,” as it’s called commercially, emphasizes emotions like joy, peace, and happiness while hushing allusions to suffering, pain, and loss.
But the true Christmas season for those who welcome the Christ child embraces all emotions because in the celebration of the birth of Christ we remind each other—and the whole world—that the light that shines in Christ promises that the love of God is in us and among us.