I’m reposting this from some 7 years ago now and the message still rings true on this eve of the Christ child’s birth. May you all have a blessed and loving Christmas.
The night is dark and there’s a silent hush. A candle shines calling out to the heavens from here on Earth.
The light flickers with diminished promises of Hope for mankind as it looks now to the stars this Christmas for the magic of love, peace and kindness for one and all.
It doesn’t understand the turmoil. There has been unrest, despair and hate in the past but this is different. “Where is mankind?” the candle asks, “Is he in trouble?“
As it searches the depths of the oceans and mountain peaks, there are scars and pollution.
As it searches the sky, there is clutter of metal space stations and confusion of air waves.
As it searches the Holy Lands, there is the threat of war and nuclear holocaust.
As it searches the deserts, there are hideouts and weapons, casinos and golf courses.
As it looks to the children, they are in harm’s way.
“I see signs of him everywhere of what he’s been doing but somehow feel he has forgotten and lost his way” says the candle.
Suddenly, a star appears in the heavens shining bright as it did over 2000 years ago for the birth of Christ. It glows again with warmth and brilliance and seems to send a beam in the direction of the candle.
“Be of comfort” it says to the candle “mankind is WAKING up! Its loving presence is not found on stages or in bright lights but can be found in the quiet corners of a small apartment, around a kitchen table or in prayerful, quiet places of slumber as it drifts off to sleep.“
“Don’t give up, even in the midst of chaos and unrest, there have been many acts of kindness appearing – now more than ever.”
Though small in comparison, the candle notices evidence of mankind reaching out to one another with help in time of need gaining momentum through love and comfort. It’s happening in our neighborhoods, homes, in our country and the world. The changes are beginning to appear.
Mankind is poised to realize and experience an AWAKENING like never before! It’s time and we’re ready for love instead of pain, joy instead of despair, comfort instead of rejection and prosperity instead of destruction.
I feel HOPE again this Christmas and the coming New Year for beloved family, friends, myself and everyone from the testimonies of love that have poured out this year for those who’ve experienced great loss from fires, hurricanes and precious loved ones in harm’s way from war and shootings.
May God bless all of you this Christmas and Hanukkah and rejoice in the New 2013 Year! May you and all mankind experience the evidence of AWAKENING with renewed hope, love and peace!
Pat from the ‘ol kitchen table