The following is a meditation on “The Season of Affirmation.” It’s also from Meditations Of The Heart.
Christmas is the season of affirmation.
I affirm my faith in the little graces of life: The urgency of growth, the strength of laughter, the vitality of friendship.
I affirm my confidence in the dignity of man: His fortitude in despair, his strength in weakness, his love in hatred.
I affirm my joy in the experience of living: The fragrance of nostalgia, the scattered moments of delight, the exhilaration of danger.
I affirm my need of my fellows: The offerings of faiths, the gifts of variety, the quality of difference.
I affirm my hunger for God: The desire for fulfillment, the ache for understanding, the sense of peace.
Christmas is my season of affirmation.