The Joy of Christmas

And lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.” Matthew 2:9, 10

This last week before Christmas can be filled with so many emotions and activities. There’s an energy that seems to be present as we move closer to Christmas Day.  It’s all around, whether you celebrate Christmas or not, and you can feel it when you simply sit quietly and be fully present to it.  Try it. What does it feel like to you?

For me, when I truly sit into the presence of it, it is a call to connect to the deeper life within. Like the magi and the shepherds who felt something within and followed that guidance.  That guidance led them to joy for they connected with and had an experience of the Christ.  They were awakened to the power within them. Each of us carry that power within us, and therefore, each of us have the ability to tap into that joy, no matter the outer conditions and circumstances of our lives.

When we connect with the Christ within us we have found the true joy of Christmas. For we awaken to the Truth that we have the power within us to create lives full of faith, peace, love and joy. Our gifts of this awareness, this rebirth, is the energy we radiate will have a positive affect not only in our lives, but the lives of all those we interact with. What better gift to give than the true joy of Christmas?

Merry Christmas!

Love, Light & Sparkles,

Rev. Carol Moncada

Interim Minister


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