I have found some comforting peace in my life in the last few days. It has been rather nice for a change. As I reflect and meditate over the Christmas season, I cannot help but think about how much energy people put into trying to prove that Christ did not exist or that Christmas is a pagan holiday, etc. I for one am not writing to you to challenge the ‘facts’ of Christmas. My intent is to share with you that I believe in the ‘intent’ that Christmas is celebrated to experience the impulse of Christ and to have discussions about what it is required to find ‘Peace on Earth’ and ‘Good Will towards Men’ and that the facts are irrelevant.
For Christmas this year, I celebrate all those things that we all find in common so that we can find some common ground to unite in brotherhood and peace rather than being divided. John F. Kennedy said it best during his speech in 1963:
“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.”