The festival of Christmas is a holy one. It is the day when Jesus Christ was born, on whose teachings Christianity is based. There are a lot of people in this world who follow his teachings and celebrate the merriment of this annual occasion with friends and families together.
The tradition of presenting gifts to children is associated with Jesus’ birth when three wisemen came from the East and presented gifts to him. When a child is born in this world, he is pure. When one sees a child, one is filled with emotions of love. The child is in the state of peace. It is we who distract the child into worldly things. Otherwise, the child is concentrated towards the almighty. A child isn’t worried about his food or money. He is happy with whatever his mother gives him.
When we live in a state where we have full faith in god and he is taking care of us, then we will soon reach our destination.
It is said that when some disciples stopped children to come near Jesus, he resisted and said “Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.” — Mark 10:15
If we want to celebrate Christmas in the true sense, we will have to become like a child and imbibe those virtues, without any bitterness or hatred, but filled with love as in a child.
Whenever we celebrate birthdays of the great masters, we must try to follow their teachings and keep their commandments — what did they preach? What did they explain?
When a lot of people from across the world celebrate the festival, it is important to present a gift to our own selves, which is the gift to practise Jesus’ teachings. His teachings were teachings of love. His teachings taught us that we can be one with god.
It is important that we must not stop only with the outer rituals. We must focus on the foundation called the esoteric side of the religion.
We must feed the soul so that it travels within and rises above body consciousness to be one with god. We must present ourselves with the important gift that we bring into our lives — love, morality and brotherhood, become like the innocent child as described by Jesus.
If we bring our lives to a state where there are no outer disturbances so that life is filled with virtues and we are connected with god from within, we will find that we will reach our destination soon.
Only then people will be celebrating Christmas in the true sense.