People who celebrate Christmas do it for a variety of reasons. Some celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Christ. Some celebrate to enjoy the festivities of winter. Others celebrate to enjoy family and /or religious traditions.
And there are those that don’t celebrate Christmas at all because of its roots in paganism.
I celebrate Christmas.
I enjoy all the traditions and festivities that go with it. I love the decorations. The music. The sense of joy in the air.
I enjoy it all—it’s fun.
But I enjoy something else even more. I enjoy what Christmas reminds me of.
There’s a reason Constantine made Christmas a holiday.There’s a reason Constantine made Christmas a holiday. Click To Tweet
Those who don’t celebrate due to its roots complain Jesus wasn’t born on December 25th. I don’t care.
What matters to me is Jesus was born at some time and his birth deserves celebration.
I know it has a tendency to get lost in all the other festivities. That’s why on Christmas morning I have my own tradition. I always pause to reflect and read something that represents the core meaning of Christmas and what the joy to the world is.
Jesus was born.
Three little words that can slip by us without meaning or impact.
A baby was born. Big deal, it happens every day. Or the religious mindset of Jesus was born to die so let’s just skip to Easter which is more important.
Both are missing the miracle. I’d been guilty of that myself.
Until I saw it.The core meaning of Christmas and what the joy to the world is. Click To Tweet
I sat and pondered those three little words.
Jesus was born.
Read it out loud—Jesus was born.
Think about that.
I mean really think about that. What does it mean?
Jesus claimed to be God so that means those words are saying—God was born.
God was born? How is that possible?
The Bible says that God is love so that means those words are saying—Love was born—as a human.
A human who displayed perfect compassion.
That’s when I saw it—and I wrote the poem Compassion Was Born.
Listen to it here in a dramatic reading:
Compassion Was Born
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It’s a historical fact that Jesus was born.
His birth changed the world and history. Even for those who don’t believe in Him.
Because compassion was born humanity is capable of a deeper love, mercy, and grace that had been missing before.
Because compassion was born we have hospitals, orphanages and global help for the poor. There are compassionate organizations in operation without a church affiliation like Doctors Without Borders and The Peace Corps.
Because compassion was born we enjoy giving and helping one another more than ever before.
Because compassion was born we enjoy loving others. We were created for love. We were born for love. It’s the core of who we are. It’s why we crave it so deeply and hurt when it’s missing.
What is there to enjoy about Christmas?
The ability to love and be loved deeply because compassion was born.
So please enjoy!
The knowledge that you’re deeply loved because Compassion Was Born for YOU!The knowledge that you’re deeply loved because Compassion Was Born for YOU! Click To Tweet
- You can have a print copy of Compassion Was Born – Get it here.
- Get your copy of Love’s Manifesto – here.
- Live loved
- If you’re struggling with the misery of holiday loneliness here’s something to listen to.
- If you need help with overwhelming emotions here’s something to listen to.
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