As we journey through this Advent season, turning our focus to the real meaning of Christmas, it can be easy to get distracted.
If we are not careful, things like traffic, long lines, depleted store shelves, overloaded schedules, family disharmony, and other frustrations can seize control of the peace of the season.
Although things may happen to us and things may happen around us, it Is up to us to attend to the things that happen within us.
As I reflect on the divine presence born in and around us, I have resolved to live with an open, forgiving heart and to bless others with my peaceful presence (particularly during times of frustration).
As you search your inner heart and mind for the Christ spirit within your being, what gift(s) will you give to others and to the world at Christmas and throughout the year?