Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus.
was born in a stable, in Bethlehem. He grew up in Nazareth.
Jesus was baptized by his cousin John. Baptism, is the
'marking' with holy water, of babies. By becoming baptized, it
is believed that sins are washed away, and the babies, become
members of the Christian community. (Hindus believe that their
sins are washed away by bathing in the Ganges River)
kings, or the adoring magi came from the east, to pay respect
to baby Jesus, and brought for him gifts, from their far off
land. The kings had seen a bright star, which foretold, the
coming of a divine child! Angels announced Jesus’ birth
and shepherds called people to worship him.
may have heard the carol: Silent night, Holy night…
it is reminding us that just like the morning comes after the
night, so the birth of Jesus will bring to an end, all the
fighting in the world.
stated that unless grown ups become innocent like children,
they will not be allowed to enter the kingdom of Heaven.
prophet Isaiah had foretold that a great light would appear at
the birth of the divine child Jesus.
it meant that people would be cleansed of all bad thoughts and
actions and become simple and innocent.
birth of a child reminds one of a new beginning.
have read that Christmas is not only a festival that belongs
to the Christians and children, but to the child in all the
message of Christmas is that of hope, cheer, love and Peace!
we spread it, the best way we know how?
Ma Nani Ma
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