Christmas Means to Me…

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This Year, Christmas Means to Me....

Christmas is about more than shopping and gifts and parties. It’s a time for reflecting on the idea that “God is with us. Now and always.”

What does the Christmas story mean to you?

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God is at work

When I was a little girl, Christmas was so full of wonder. Now that I am old, it promises God is still at work in the world.

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God doesn’t abandon people

I am so sick about the separated children & families at the border. Christmas reminds me God doesn’t abandon people (even if we do).

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I am not alone

I am recently divorced. The story of Christmas is about God becoming fully human. That story reassures me that God is with me, even when I feel alone and forgotten.

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God seeks peace

Christmas this year means something deeper than hope that the discouraging and dehumanizing realities in our present society are not inevitable; that God seeks a world of peace and justice for all of us.

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Appreciation for community

This year, Christmas means appreciation and gratitude for all of the people who have been there for me when I was in need of assistance. People who gave me hope. And it means thankfulness for a loving, caring family.

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Love First

Christmas means “togetherness.” It has always been a special when I have felt the closest to family and friends. It’s a time to set aside differences and find similarities. I take notice of my friends, family, neighbors and patients. It means “LOVE FIRST.”

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Peace on Earth

Christmas this year and every year means gratitude and hope. “Peace on Earth, Goodwill towards men (and women and everyone)”!

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Blessing of family

Being with family and remembering how blessed I am to have them and my friends in my life.

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What does the Christmas story mean to you?

When you hear the story of the infant Jesus, born in a stable to a teenage girl traveling far from home with the young man she would later marry, what speaks to you?

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