My singular wish for this Christmas is to follow the path of Jesus. It means to be like him, to be prejudice free; to be free from ill-will and malice, to forgive and embrace those whom we don’t like. I wish us to be free from all biases. Amen
Christmas evokes kindness, empathy and goodness towards fellow beings; it’s a euphoric feeling of renewal that Jesus taught to the world, it is a sense of completion one feels when he or she finds in tune with humanity. Jesus showed the way by embracing the whole humanity regardless of who they were. He is my hero, he is my mentor and he is the first known Pluralist on the earth. Christmas is a celebration of that refreshed feeling.
Christmas is also a day of expressing our gratitude for everything we have, if we are breathing, able to smell, see, touch and care, then some one needs to be thanked for, begin that with the creator all the way to some one who gave you hope by a mere smile.
Christmas is also a time to wish well to some one you don’t like and see the meaning of forgiveness Jesus taught …. There is nothing like the feeling you get from wishing some one well. Try it, may this Christmas bring you peace of mind and free you from all that hurts.
I am preparing my talk about the essence of Christmas and would be pleased to share at your congregation.
What is your singular wish?
Mike Ghouseruns the Foundation for Pluralism championing the idea of co-existence through respecting and accepting the otherness of other and has dedicated his life to nurturing the pluralistic ideals embedded in Islam through the World Muslim Congress.
Mike is available to speak on Pluralism, Islam, Civil Societies, Peace & Justice Saturday, December 04, 2010at your school, work place, seminars or place of worship. He is a regular commentator on the TV, Radio and Print media offering pluralistic solutions to the issues of the day. He is a speaker, thinker, writer and a peace activist.