Gathering for the holidays has shifted this year and a time we will never forget. Social distancing, zoom gatherings, no gatherings, no traveling to see family and friends and lack of seasonal holiday and Christmas parties, are memories of the past at least for now. I think we would all agree it has been a rare and fascinating year to reflect and contemplate what has stood out to us.
This time of year is a season that is globally celebrated, and it is called Christmas for many around the globe. A time of joy, sharing, giving, love and reflecting on our faith and our future.
As many celebrate Christmas all over the world, I hope we can humble ourselves and truly consider the Christ Child in the manger scene. Acknowledge Him for who He truly is, a gift of love to each of us from God and the gift that we can share.
One of my dear friends reminds me often when we chat, that love is the key to our relationships, the key to humanity’s needs and that we can never understand the depth and power of love without knowing the baby in a manger.
The message of this child is a picture to the world of divine love coming into the world as a baby and is irresistible and allows us the opportunity to initially experience God incarnate with awe and joy.
This is my favorite time of year and it reminds me that we are called to love one another, and I hope you will take this message as a reminder even if you may not celebrate this holiday the way some do, that it is a beautiful time of year to ponder what all this fuss is about during the season called Christmas around the world.
“Christmas is a together sort of holiday” said Pooh
“That’s my favorite kind” said Piglet
Hope you enjoy your togethers this year in the most unique ways possible. I would love to hear about your celebrations this year. We have been blessed to call you friends and want to tell you we love you and wish you a Merry Christmas.
Travis Jones, CEO of Career Development Partners