All posts tagged: Christmas Eve

Love, All Around

Christmas Eve always makes me feel a bit emotional. Quiet emerges from deep in my soul. My heart wants to draw near to the Source of Peace. During a season of hustle, I long for stillness and the feeling get stronger as I get older. It is more than sentimentality. It is a call to something primordial, something that existed before human minds fashioned religion, celebration, and tradition.  Certainly, this year was unlike anything in my memory. There are billions of people on this planet who feel the same way, no doubt. We’ve been still. We paused. We protected. Watched and waited. We held strong emotions – sadness, loss, anger, fear, even joy. We continue to wait.  One of my favorite “night before” songs is by the Dave Matthew’s Band titled, simply, “Christmas Song.” It chronicles Jesus’s life, revealing the intertwining of human struggle with the mysterious Divine. Toward the end, it imagines Jesus crying out,  Father up aboveWhy in all this anger do you fill me up with love, love, love? Love, love, loveLove, love …