Christmas is a season of joy, selflessness, and community. It is a time when we collectively realize that Emmanuel is here to liberate and save us. These themes are most evident in the songs we sing this time of year, making our Christmas bonus playlist ripe with celebration, hope, calls for peace, and openness. Enjoy with family and friends, let it be a soundtrack of glad tidings this holiday season.
And the more we practice, the more we become a people who know in our bones that we are dearly loved and there is hope for transformation. God’s love empowers us to be the kind of people that creatively work for healing and restoration in the midst of darkness and who bear witness to a transcendent love and hope that can be experienced here and now – especially in the midst of competing kingdoms that often produce violence, hatred, and suffering.
To know you have enough is to be rich beyond measure. A Christian is one who does not need to consult his bank balance to see how wealthy he is. Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have. If you are not content today, there is nothing you can buy to change that. If you are not content today, there is no one who you can marry who can change that.