The Season of Love

This week we celebrated Love for Advent.  But we are not talking about Love in the romantic sense, we are talking about the kind of Love that is God.  This time of year we see that love in the birth of Jesus, in Mary’s love of her baby, and Joseph’s love for Mary.  

The more we give love the more we receive it.  Giving love, more love, can be a turning point for the soul. Turning points are the blessed moments when the hardships of life’s adversity give way to an awakening to the presence of God.  Often it is a time of crisis but almost always it is when we need it the most.  

Most people underestimate the power of love and how it can be a positive effect on the world around them. But the loving things we do, think, and say, do have a real effect on others.  Love is a powerfully creative force that can dissolve misunderstandings and help adjust inharmonious situations.  

So this holiday season it is important to remember to show people how you feel about them.  You will find the season filled with enough love to flow into the entire year ahead.

Quote of the Week

“Love conquers all things.” 

Virgil

‘Tis the Season of Love

‘Tis the Season of Love!

This is because the story of Christmas is a Love story.

It is the story of the Love of Joseph for Mary, the story of the Love of Mary for her newborn son, Jesus. The story of Love for strangers – the shepherds and the wise men, but mostly it is the story of God’s Love for us. 

With the birth of Jesus, it is a reminder that God is Love and that Love wants us to know that we are Loved, that we are whole, and that within us all is God.  It is a reminder to give the Love we have received back into the world.  To allow the Love within us to pour forth from our thoughts, words, and actions and to let Love be the bond between ourselves and each person who touches our lives. 

This is truly the way to celebrate the holiday season – to give our Love to everyone we meet. 

Have a Happy Holiday by sharing your Love with all.

Quote of the Week

Just remember the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.”     

 From “The Polar Express”

Christmas Love

Tis the season of Love!  There is something about this time of year that brings out the love in people. People are a little kinder, a little more generous, a little friendlier, and a lot more loving.  That is because it is a season in which we celebrate the birth of Love.  

The Christmas story is a story of Love –Mary’s love, Joseph’s love, the Shepherds, the Wise Men, but mostly God’s Love.  It is a time for us to remember that the holiday is not about the gifts, the food, even family, but about a consciousness of God’s Love for us.

This holiday season, be Love in this world.  Give folks a warm smile, a hug, a word of encouragement, and tell someone who may not feel loved – that they are loved! Reach out and be a vehicle of Love and see how it can make the holiday brighter, not just for others, but for yourself as well. 

Quote of the Week

“Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.”                                                

Ruth Carter Stapleton