A HEARTY THOUGHT ON CHRISTMAS - WISH YOU ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
Let me start with a message from Pope Paul VII in respect of the festival,
He had once said, "We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice."
Whenever Christmas comes, a small incident always gets refreshed in my mental screen. It was a Christmas Eve few years back. Every Christmas…let me tell you I always love to visit a Church and light a candle. That day also we were out to visit a Church with our two year old little son. On our return, we decided to have dinner outside and went to a Chinese corner. As we were supposed to enter in to it, a tantrum caught my ear. I turned back and saw a lady with her two children was there at some distance. Her son (around 5, 6 years) was throwing tantrums while she and her daughter (around 9, 10 years) were trying to pacify him. I thought something happened with the child. A curiosity in me made me walk to them but before I reach there, they left in their car. I asked the Security man, what the matter was.
He said, they had come to take some parcel of food from the restaurant to home. But outside the gate, she saw a lady with two of children asking for something. The woman gave that parcel of food to them that made her son upset and unhappy. That's why he was throwing tantrums. However as the woman promised her son, she would visit another restaurant and take food for her children too…for sure!
I don’t support begging but sometime these things happen. That lady was unknown to me but I could feel what she might have in felt that moment. A bit of kindness...sometime you know you feel like making their day (less privileged) nice.
No matter what is going on in our world, there is always a part of us remain good unaffected by any negativity at any point of time. We are born good, kind, peace loving and happy. Let’s keep it that way…always!!
Let’s have faith on Humanity and Lets Believe in Love!!!
According to Carrie Fisher, Christmas is not necessarily about things, but "it’s about being good to one another, it's about the Christian ethic, it's about kindness". …I agree!!!
Christmas is not a time, not a season but a state of mind