Daily Meditation for December 18, 2009

by Ruth Stanley, OSB

Christmas is a special time of the year to remember loved ones and friends with gratefulness. This season gives us the opportunity to openly share heartfelt feelings in an environment not usually faith sustaining. Everywhere we look, however, we see reminders of love, peace and hope. Granted, much of what we see is advertising the latest gizmo we’re told we can’t live without. Yet, we can take these little reminders and allow them to open us to a deeper reality, the fact that we all need and long to feel love, peace and hope in our lives and our world. This Christmas, unwrap your heart to the message of love, peace and hope and offer it to others.