The light of nations

It’s that time again.

The time of year when people incline their hearts and minds towards not only family gatherings, convivial company and the giving of gifts, but to change for the better, peace on earth, and goodwill towards all men. Whatever your nationality or form of belief at this time, a common theme seems to be Light. Hannukah, Diwali, the Winter Solstice and Christmas* all embrace light as a symbol, for example.

So I leave you with a little light of my own. This year, my Christmas decorations have consisted almost exclusively of lights. Perhaps my subconscious mind is telling me that all men need a light to show them the way.

Be the light.

Peace.

 

*If this is your personal belief, I give you Isaiah 60:3

Happy Christmas

Season’s greetings from tropical Down Under.

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Delonix regia, the poinciana, which flowers at Christmas in my garden.

I hope you all have a joyful and peaceful Christmas of whatever variety you prefer, whether it’s surrounded by beloved family or a delightfully solitary pause from the usual bustle of life. If your Christmas isn’t looking so great this year, I wish you strength and peace.

With all good wishes from Chiconia.