A Christmas Insight
Last night Celeste and I had the opportunity to got to Michael Mclean’s Forgotten Carols concert. It is a singing stage performance in which an elderly gentleman teaches a crusty humbug nurse to enjoy life and find merriment in Christmas. After the passing of her parents she had closed herself off to the joys of Christmas and music. The elderly fellow, however, was able to help her feel the spirit of Christmas (The Spirit) and soften her heart towards others.
I’ve always enjoyed Christmas, and definitely wouldn’t consider myself a humbug, but it was still an eye opening concert for me. With so much political and financial unrest, and so many people hurrying unsafely about on the streets I’ve found myself judging people and their actions. It has been really easy to get mad at people that cut me off, or with the activists that have been vandalizing church buildings because they don’t agree with what we believe in. This concert helped me refocus on life and the joy that Christ brought into this world. He turned his cheek to so much scorn, abuse, and even crucifiction. He loved the people still. He judged them righteously and never turned away from them, always allowing them to come to him if they so desired.
The concert helped me to feel this love more fully and dedicate myself, not just during this Christmas season, to love others and be patient/tollerant with their differences.