A Time For Reflection
Did you know that Christmas isn't over? In many Protestant traditions, the Liturgical Season of Christmas lasts until Epiphany, twelve days following Christmas (which may bring a certain song about turtledoves and lords-a-leaping to mind).
This Christmas time is for celebration, reflection, and setting intentions for the next year. I invite you to take some time in the next few days to reflect on what themes or patterns have been showing up in your life and your choices over the past year.
What has happened? What have you been feeling? What thoughts/feelings/experiences have repeated themselves?
In order for the coming year to look different than this passing year, we must make different choices for ourselves.
What do you want to see happen in your heart and life this coming year? What are the different choices you need to make to manifest your heart's desire?
From now until Epiphany on January 6th, Christ's birth can serve as an analogy for our own lives, opening our eyes to God's presence in our hearts, showing us what new life we will bring into the world this year.