Maybe the greatest wonder of Christmas is the idea that the highest and best, we might say the ultimate, became flesh—a physical reality.
No matter what beliefs we have about God, we all understand the need for goodness. But we often speak of goodness, beauty and love as if they are qualities that have an existence separate from physical life.
Yet, how can goodness mean anything unless we encounter good character in actual people? What is beauty without sunsets, colorful birds, and newborn babies? What is love if not given by a person in words, deeds and hugs?
Beauty and love—as well as other qualities we cherish—aren’t real until people make them real.
What if every person believed that he or she was the incarnation of that which is highest and best about life? What if every person was convinced that goodness, beauty and love were theirs to share for the benefit of other people and for the earth?
Regardless of our other beliefs, do we dare to believe we incarnate the wonderful qualities often assigned to God? Can we even imagine what our lives would become?Share: by