Joy to the World

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour…”

A Saviour to “…bring peace to His people on Earth.”

I did have here a rather long discourse on my journey to what I call “the real meaning of Christmas.” Perhaps another time; it is getting rather late to knock it into some semblance of sense. In brief: We are humans. We have always been humans. Humans are cantankerous, disputatious, and, above all, stubborn. It has only been some two millennia since the memo was delivered – hardly the blink of an eternal eye. The world is a better place than it was when I was born – and far, far better than the times in which the story of the Christ child is set.

I leave you with another video. A not so very wise man once said a very wise thing about “a thousand points of light.” Those words have been spindled, folded, and mutilated over the years, as such words always are – but there is truth in them. There are far more than a thousand points of light out there, each of them kindled by another; sometimes a bare dim spark, sometimes blazing like a supernova. Be one of those points; shine as brightly as you can manage. There will always be more darkness, but we can make it less forbidding by remembering the lesson of “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour…”

Merry Christmas!

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