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Monday, December 27, 2010

The Unifying Factor of CHRISTmas




Christmas is a few days behind us, and fading fast. Sad how all that build up lasts for weeks and then--it's over.

So before it's gone, I want to express my love for the holiday.

I love Christmas. Everything about it. But one of the most amazing things is the way it brings us all together. I mean, every Christian denomination. Suddenly, the finer details of our beliefs fall away as the one Factor we all believe in comes to the forefront.

Jesus Christ.

It's wonderful, isn't it? In God we trust. We're united in Christ. Through him, we are one.

I witnessed this firsthand during the holiday season when I participated in a multi-faith Christmas concert. Several different church congregations and school choirs met for a two-day Christmas concert commemorating the birth of our Savior. It was beautiful. We were all brothers and sisters in Christ, no matter what church building we attended.

It's that feeling I hope I can keep with me all year long.

Merry Christmas. It's not really over.

6 comments:

Stephanie Faris said...

Well...except those who are Jewish!

Kelly said...

Merry Christmas! I love Christmas Eve mass with the children singing the wonderful carols.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

@Stephanie, yeah, I think it only applies to the Christian denominations!

Shanda said...

That sounds like a beautiful concert and an event that will stay in your heart & memory for a long time. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Merry Christmas, Kelly and Shanda!

Catherine A. Winn said...

Lovely sentiments and I agree totally. I can only imagine how inspiring and moving the concert was!

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