Thought for the Week: Faith

As we approach this sacred holiday season, let us begin by setting our priorities in order. Yes, many have developed various traditions of gatherings, feasting and gift giving. All that is well and good. But let us remember the reason for the season. Christmas is a time in the Christian tradition of going back to our roots – back to letting and allowing God’s gift of the Christ child to once again be born in our hearts.

This is a time where we trust and have faith in something that is intangible, but nevertheless, more real than anything our finite minds can behold. Faith in the unseen, faith in knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is a substance leading, guarding and guiding each of us through every challenge, every temptation, every thought of weakness and doubt.

It is a matter of setting our priorities in order. It is a matter of feeling this ever present Being of Light and Love gently yet firmly living Its Life through us. Be open and willing to be guided by the light of Love ever prompting you into higher realms of being. Be willing to step the small ego self aside and surrender to the greater Good that want to flow through your very heart and soul.

As Angelus Silesisus in the 17th Century wrote:

“Through Christ a thousand times In Bethlehem be born, If he is not born in thee, thy Soul is still forlorn. Hold there! Where runneth thou? Know heaven is in thee; Seek thou for God elsewhere, His face thou shall never see. In all eternity no tone is So sweet As where man’s heart with God in union doth beat. Ah, would thy heart but a Manger be for the birth, God would once more become A Christ on earth.”

—Rev. Gay Beauregard, Alpine Church of Spiritual Living

Thought for the Week: Faith

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