For many spiritual and religious faiths, this time of years marks a renewal of hope in the joy of peace and giving. And while Christians like to say that Jesus is The Reason for the Season, this time of year is no where near the true birth month of Jesus who was actually born toward the end of August going into the fall.
As with many traditions that we follow without knowing the history, the Catholic Church in 336 AD actually selected December 25th to be Jesus birthday in order to get rid of a Pagan Roman holiday, Saturnalia. December 25th was a celebration of the birthday of The SUN GOD and not the Son OF God.
Most of the traditions that are a part of today’s Christmas are also in fact, Pagan as well. When we string lights and put up trees those are traditions that people continued to practice from the original holiday of December 25th. My intention here is to open your minds to understand that this time of year has nothing to do with the accuracy of your faith tradition because if we dig deep enough into everyone’s religion, we will eventually find many things that are different from what we actually think we believe in. I’m just showing you one of them.
There is a divine spirit within the brotherhood of man regardless of what name you want to give it. What this time of year should remind us of foremost is of the greatness of who we can truly become when we choose to love and to give selflessly. We can squabble over dates on a calendar and names of Gods or we can simply accept that we all have our reasons… and if that means a single day on earth where we focus more on loving each other than killing each other, that will always be good enough for me.
No matter your tradition, Happy Holidays!! from NeoBlaqness.com