Christmas is time for simple recognitions: family, friends, giving and receiving cards, meals, renewing friendships and enjoying chidren enjoying themselves. Amidst the simple experiences is a deeper and sacred reality: Humanity and Divinity are joined and we can never be the same again!
I think that if pushed, most Christians would ultimately say that Jesus was really more God than man. However, the person of Jesus is truly as much man as he is God and vice versa. This co-equality leads us to a place of mystery and reverance for our own nature and the nature of all humankind around us.
Let us not hesitate to rejoice, accept and celebrate the sacred humanity and the secular divinity that we are. We touch the divine through the human and become more human through the celebration of the divine. This is the ultimate Christmas gift.....and as we open this gift in our own space and time may we become more and more aware of who we truly are, today and through the New Year.