The Undefeated Sun rises at dawn. This is the origin of Christmas. The winter solstice is the day when the night is longest and shortest day of the year. As this date approaches the sun is losing the battle, but this day it begins to regain what was lost.
This metaphor was celebrated in the Roman Brumales festivals, when it was decided to postpone the date of Jesus’ birth symbolizing a new dawn, a victory over darkness. We all know that Jesus was not born in December, he would have frozen in the stable and the shepherds could not have slept in the open.
But it’s a beautiful way to understand the message of Jesus. This was, by the way, incidentally altered. He did not come to suffer the penalty of anyone, but to teach us the path of love. This was part of his plans to remain consistent with his message; it did would not have been a happy ending for those who understood nothing of what he said.
The least important thing is whether Jesus was a simple lucid carpenter, an alien with an air of cosmic missionary or the very Son of God. What is important is the message, the example he showed us. That is what I keep to myself, nothing else. That’s what I celebrate every Christmas. It is the birth of this extraordinary example in my life, and being able to get to know him.
Jesus did not want to suffer; he was just a part of the destiny of loving unconditionally and to remain faithful to his message. We spoke of a Father who is present in everything, but then he was taken from us and ascended to heaven. This father told us that he was everywhere and that FAITH that led him to accept such end because he wanted to give us the example that death is no end.
I wish with all my heart that during this time, in the depths of your being, a light rises in the darkness. That gives will give you a breath of hope that grows to enlighten your life and guide your steps to an end so beautiful and hopeful as your own life.
The sun disappears into the horizon and reappears again; this is and always will be. I wish you a happy life, a happy death, a happy awakening, a happy evening and a happy dawn. I wish Merry Christmas.