Who among us has not felt a bit of gloom on certain Christmas days? Family conflicts, personal illness, loneliness due to the absence of loved ones, annoying interruptions of our plans, the constant messes around the world and other distressful issues can move in to erode our enjoyment. When gloom spreads over us, let us recall that we carry the Eternal Light within us. No matter how gray our mood might be, this is a day to sink into faith, a strong faith, one filled with gratitude. The Holy One loved the world so much that the beloved Son was birthed to tell us of this love. Today we can choose to share that gift of loving presence with our generous kindness, a helping hand, a ready smile, a listening ear, a forgiving heart. No matter how gloomy we might be feeling, let the Light shine through us today.
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