Christmas season has already begun and Christmas Eve is pretty much around the corner.
We start to think about the gifts we’ll be getting for our family members and friends as well as the days off that some of us will be having. Christmas season is beautiful: the decorated trees, the music, the snow (in some countries), the shopping, THE FOOD and most important THE PRESENTS! Isn’t that what defines ‘Christmas’ after all?
Some of you may answer “Yes!” and some of you may answer “Hmm…not entirely”.
So what do we know about the meaning of Christmas then?
Christmas is about Jesus Christ, our Lord. It’s about Him and the main changes in the years to come since the day of His birth. When I think of Christmas I think about love and sharing, because God represents love and the community represents sharing. We are forgetting who we are because we live in a community where everyone keeps everything to themselves and don’t express their emotions. We are lacking identity and therefore everything that surrounds us is a material concept of love and sharing.
Fortunately, it only takes a few seconds for our brains to realize the true meaning of Christmas, because once we develop a concept, make it conscious and believe in it, we will act up and follow that path. Our first community started with only twelve people and through love and sharing grew to hundreds of thousands. Which makes you think, are we just numbers in the world or are we human beings who can share and love? Are we a simple individual in an empty territory or something else?
This Christmas let us spread LOVE with our community and SHARE with everyone this amazing feeling, because it is through Jesus Christ our Lord that we have learned the meaning of those two important words. The decorated trees, the music, the shopping, the food and the presents are just part of the celebration of Jesus’ birth, who taught us valuable lessons that we should keep in both our heart and mind.
Nico Perez Rojas
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus laid down his life for us. Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth” 1 John 3:16-18