I love the sense of innocence that surrounds Christmas. It is pure, intimate and holy.
Have you experienced it this year?
It is very fragile. If not handled with care, it is gone. And yet it is very persistent. You cannot push it away. It is always there during Christmas. I even felt it long before I learned the true meaning of Christmas. It wants to capture your heart and imagination.
Once you choose to give your moment to dwell in it, however, it becomes a window to a different world, It's not the wonderland of Santa and elves, but it is as if you were looking into the realm of the gods or the different world like Narnia - the world that is dangerous, beautiful, adventurous, romantic and epic. It feels real, far more real than our everyday living in that it feels that this is what life should be.
The wonder of Christmas is that it has brought our world and this realm together. These two are now superimposed on top of each other to become one reality.
The noise of shopping, parties, family gatherings, special events and above all, the complexities of all the relationships involved in all our activities often drown out the whisper that calls us to this quiet place where the veil between the two worlds is thin, where you will sense this powerful innocence that was once yours.