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Christmas Musings | December 25, 2012

Christmas Eve has arrived, in all the snow coated glory that God could provide. It is a time for gathering together with our loved ones and reflecting upon the year that has passed. Some things have proven to be good, others not so much.
I sit here at this computer, wondering what I should write, fearing to release all that which I’m holding inside. Christmas is a time for reflection. A time of both joy and sorrow, we hold both tightly to our breasts. Holding on to those things that make our souls sing to the heavens, while fearing to let go of those things that have formed our lives, that pain we hide away from ourselves in those dark places. We know the pain is there, but we fear to confront it. Because without our fear what do we have? Peace.
Peace, not through the absence of fear, but the acceptance that fear is controllable. That we are more than our fears. That we are not controlled by our fears. That we control how we react to our fears. Knowing that ultimately fear is merely a reaction to the unknown, something primal and deeply engrained in our psyche. An unknown outcome, an unknown reaction, an unknown challenge from out of the dark, are all contributions to our fear, yet we can control how that fear manifests. It is our choice, our decision. We should never allow fear to control us.
Now that the dark has been dragged kicking before the lights of the Christmas tree, how do we proceed? We try to do so at peace. Peace is such a simple word, and much like it’s cousin love, is nearly impossible to quantify in any real terms. An absence of conflict can be construed as peace, but have both sides come to terms with the situation, or has only one side chosen to wait until a better time? An absence of fear could be peace, but does that not mean our peace can be shattered with a mere shout from the dark that stirs our blood? Ultimately, peace is an acceptance that we can’t control all the events around us, but again our actions to those events.
I find myself at peace. Not because I’m unafraid, but because I accept my fear as part of me and refuse to allow it to control me.
God bless you and yours. God bless those near and far. May God provide protection to those that deserve it, and guidance to those that need it. God bless those we have lost. God bless those I love, and those I fear.

I wish you all peace.


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