Today is Christmas! On the Christian calendar it celebrates the birth of Jesus, the son of God, in Bethlehem. It is very easy to argue that Jesus has had more “significance” than any other living human being in the history of mankind.
I believe that Jesus was all about love. He preached that we should look forward to salvation with HOPE, believe and have FAITH in God and show LOVE for one another by our behaviors. These three virtues, hope, faith and love, are depicted in the triptych recently released by Nathan Rohlander, my son.
As you think about the new year coming in a matter of days, I would encourage you to spend a few minutes in reflection. How are you doing in making your life “significant” and what are you doing to show “love” by your behaviors. Religions have a tendency to focus on politics and power while at the same time only giving lip service to love.
Study the way you behave, how you spend your time and money. Examine your integrity. What you believe, say and ultimately do is different than giving an idea or philosophy lip service.
I pray that you and I will receive many blessings this coming year and that people will see hope, faith and love in our behaviors.