Creating space. This is the beginning of soul care and this is the beginning of our understanding of Christmas.
At Christmas, we create space. We offer the space of a good meal with friends and family. We offer space in our homes to bring a tree in from the outside and the space and time to decorate it--then the space to enjoy it. We want the space to sit and enjoy.
We long for the space where we can just be. The offering of space is really the gift that Mary, the mother of Jesus offered first to the Angel, then to herself; then to Joseph; then to us. When Mary responded to the angel who told her what was about to happen, she simply said, "Be it done unto me according to your Word" (Luke 1:38).Read more