The two main characters surrounding Christmas are Santa Claus and Jesus. Actually, there’s one more main character and that is you. There are three phases that you I go through when it comes to Santa Claus: 1. You believe in Santa Claus, 2. You don’t believe in Santa Claus, 3. You are Santa Claus!
Seems like it’s the same for Jesus: 1. You believe in Jesus, 2. You don’t believe in Jesus, 3. You are Jesus! In all your believing, it is you who is trying to figure out and put your faith in the truth regarding these two Christmas characters.
Our virtue this week is TRUTHFULNESS, and it would seem that ultimately we are going to discover that these two magical, inspiring, and important characters are simply aspects of ourselves. Both represent unconditional love. And that’s what Christmas is all about. Both represent the spirit of giving, the spirit of joy, and the spirit and never-endingness!
At your core, you are the Spirit of Santa! You are the one who gives of yourself, not only at Christmas but all through the year. You are the one who unconditionally gives of yourself to others, naughty or nice. You are the one who has the ability to let out a hearty “Ho, ho, ho!” when you see the light and lightness of life.
You are also the Spirit of Jesus. Jesus represents the Christ in you, a power, a potential, a possibility that is newly born each moment of every day! You are the one who has the power to forgive, to let go, to heal, to transform, and to find inner peace.
So fess up to the truth. You are the Christmas story. It has always been about the Santa Christ in you!