” For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in the sight of all the peoples”.
*** LK 2:30-31***
With yet another Christmas in our rear view mirror and a New Year lurking in our future, let’s look a bit deeper into what is Christmas. Christmas is a whole lot more then giving gifts or even receiving gifts, Christmas is the birth of Jesus Christ and even further, it is the creation of a family between Mary, Joseph, and Jesus. When Jesus came and walked his path here with us, we all focused on him, while Mary and Joseph went to the back burner of life, but if you took the time to notice, both of them were never to far from their son. Even at the time of death for Jesus, his mother Mary was right there with her son, while her love spoke loudly among us all. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph became a family when Jesus was born, they then built that strong foundation and bond that family is, which today we have gotten away from, and all the ugliness and hatred around us today, proves even further, of just how much we have swayed away from what a true family is.
The last few decades we as a society have wandered away from the true meaning of family, we have wandered so far away that, families have become broken, and through all the divorces, there is a whole generation that have grown up with only one parent, making them incomplete. True of the family foundation being solid and strong, but over time and without tending to the decay of the foundation, it then will crumble and fall, which is what we are seeing, with all the ugliness and the hatred around us. Family is what helps us all grow into a society of many, each parent in their own way, teaches everything we need to know to be better and stronger with each step moving forward, The Mother will teach us love, compassion as well as many other factors, the Father will teach us strength, respect as well as many other factors, we need both to be complete, when one is missing, we then are incomplete, the foundation then stops being built, and is so weak, that it does not take much to corrupt who we are.
Our family here on Earth is, a Mother, a Father and Siblings, our spiritual family encompasses a whole lot more, as each of us are brothers and sisters within the society of God. This spiritual family is a lot bigger then our family here on Earth, the family foundation starts being built within our family here on Earth, then continues as we grow within the society, so when we are within a broken family and the foundation stops being built, now we have no basis to build from within the society of many. With all the problems and the troubles that the year 2020 has brought to us all, is a bi product from the last 10+ years, and the fact that we all have been suffering from the effects of all the broken families around us. Now the family you are in may be complete and you may be complete, but all the other families around us and especially the broken ones, whether we want to admit it or not, have effected each of us, in one way shape or form.
Nothing really ever lasts and there will be much change all around us, just like the rock in this picture, you think a rock is solid? but when the rock is submerged in the water for a long time, and then becomes free from the water and into the rays of the sun, it can break in two just like this one. Well the family foundation is much like this rock and needs constant work all the time, to keep it strong and to stand up to the test of time. Each member of the family has their own part in building the foundation, and when one of those parts are missing, now the building stops and the incompletion begins, leaving all to try to find something to fill the void, from the broken family foundation.
Yes it is true that we can succeed along this journey with only one parent, but to truly succeed along this journey, and to feel totally complete as we walk our path of this journey, it takes a complete family, for each of us to feel complete, as we grow into a society of many. Throughout the years all our lives have changed in a negative way, now it is on we the people, that can change it back in a positive way, and in a way that Jesus showed us here on his journey, right now we are all hurting with all this negative change, the time is now to change positively, so we all can get back to peace and happiness, and away from all this ugliness and hatred. We all walk our paths through this journey of life, and it starts with family helping us grow correctly within the society of many.
” Family Time whether spiritual or Earthly, has a foundation to nurture and grow”
” The birth of Jesus Christ brought forth the feeling of family and the building of the family foundation”