‘‘What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it’’ (John 1: 3-5).
We are very close to a day that blesses the renewal life: Yaldo, Christmas.
We as limited human in understanding, this day is so deep and so a blessed day.
As in our daily life ups and downs, it is a day that helps to open to find the door to our spirit.
This day finds its meaning in the thoughts of Mor Afrem (A.D 303-373), “In order none of us to look at the True One, and when sin covered everythinhg, The True One entered in the womb of a lady, and with His birth scattered the sin.”
In this day, “A long day in the eternity, entered in so short day of ours.” St. Ausgustinous (A.D. 354-430)
This, means the thing so high becoming so low, the greatness becoming nothing.
The lowly in humanity, we are the small one. The greatness belonging to the Lord!
Because of this greatness and because of the Holy Spirit the Lord was manifested into the world. Th eone who is Great was offered to the low ones.
In order those who are low must live according to the teaching of Christ Jesus, and must speak and do accordingly. His teaching works inside. This is love, and this must be continually growing. This is a way.
Because Jesus Christ does not only pointing the way, the truth and the life. He is himself the way and the truth and the life.
This way, is not fleshly, but is spiritual, is not worldly, but deep spiritual meaning.
In this way a man fully enjoys the light, and enjoys the way of giving more than receiving.
Jesus Christ has come to destroy the old life build on fear, and to give a new way of life build on love. As light effects the darkness, His birth overcomes fear.
It is only possible to overcome fear that comes from selfishness by seeing His light and live in that light.
The thought of the world has surrendered our life as the computer virus, but the light of the birth of Christ is protecting us from wrong, and fears as anti-virus.
This is why the birth of Christ is not an event last for a short time, but it is a daily life effect our way of thinking, it is an event of love. This love is the spirit of life.
This love that gives enerjy to life is a light to EGO, and a key to unlock doors.
Through the birth of Jesus we have got the light and the key. We also had the deep understanding of life. And by knowing this understanding we had the freedom of not to do what we want but to give us the power of what we ought to do. This strengthen the spirit of controling ourselves.
If we want to live in this love and spirit, then we have to open our hearts to this light that comes through the birth of Jesus Christ. We should let the Holy Spirit surrender us. We could do this not by fear, but by love.
All our upside downs comes through our thoughts without love. We should be willing to change this with love.
Jesus Christ explained this fact in this way: “It is not what goes into youe mouth that makes you ritually unclean. Rather what comes out of it make you unclean. The things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these are the things that make you unclean. For from your hearts come the evil ideas which lead you to kill, commit adultery, and do other immoral things; to rob, lie, and slander others.” (Matthew 15:10-20)
According to this thought, the mind that comes out of the flesh is not like the mind comes out of love. The fleshly mind thinks only trick, guile and selfishness. The mind that makes love its crown thinks genuine, integrity. Because, “The worst that decieve the soul in mindly decieve.”
We need to focus on ourselves in order to grow. If the people have not focussed on sin, Jesus would not come to the world, there would not be a salvation.
In our day because of the thoughts of fundemantalism and nihilisim (nothingness) people lost their love and became unmercifull. But through of the Holy Spirit, we can do the impossible things. Because the LIGHT that came to the world is in and live in us.
If we allow Him to do for us that we can not accamblish, He will do for us, He will give us His power.
If that light does not move inside us, it will not be effective in our outworldly life. Through that light move in our inner life, then there will be joy and power in our life.
That light has gifts. If we walk by the Holy Spirit that is according the elight, then there will new things and new ability in our life. If we put our thoughts under His thought then the selfisness that surrender us will disappear.
We have to be aware of our selfisness. If we do anything out of love, this will cause us to leave the Holy Spirit and light.
We should not forget that we are a member of Christ Jesus. If we walk out of the will of that Spirit and light then we will be like a concer in the body of Christ. We will always be spiritual sickness in that body.
In spite of all things we have to follow the thoughts of that Spirit and light. Then we can be helpfull, peace maker, integrative, and supporter to others.
This Christmass that we celebrate, will be continually supporter of transformed life by the light of Jesus Christ.
We with the deep understanding this day, and with the help of our Lord Jesus Christ, we could have a new way of living. We could born in the newness of life.
Because the sign of the Christmass is a star. That star is a light in the darkness. As like this the Christmass –Yaldo- is also a sign of changed life.
If we accept this truth then our life can be a place for Jesus Christ. With this Jesus in our life can have a real life.
If only we let Jesus live in our cave of thinking.
If only as the shepperd feed and protect the flock, we turn our eyes to that star.
That star is faith, hope, love, mercy, goodness, peace and forgiveness.
‘‘I have done my best in the race, I have run the full distance, and I have kept the faith.” (2Timoteos 4:7) We should pay attention to this Christmass, and keep it.
Here is the bells are ringing for this new understanding, and for proclaming the new hope.
I want to share this good news to all of you with all my heart.
Yaldo ‘‘Mery Christmass’’ and Happy New Year…!!!