Christmas reminds us that hope can rise in darkness, from nothing. Born “illegitimate” to refugees in poverty, he changed the story. His life ripples through time in a way that continues to affect so many of us. There is hope in the cold of winter, in the darkest times, in displacement, and in the muck. Birthing that hope requires journeying and pain, but these holidays and rituals serve to remind us of the truths in life that are worth the struggle.
Hope comes again.
Peace comes again.
Joy comes again.
Love comes again.
Let us be willing to make the difficult journey to bring them forth. Let us fall on our knees and hear the angels singing. Bring divinity into the world.