A Christmas Message

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One of the most frequently used words during the Christmas season is peace. Indeed, it is a reflection of the innermost desire within each one of us, whether we are Christians or not. Christmas is an annual milestone that intensifies the desire to have peace for oneself and for the world.
Christmas evokes kindness, empathy, and goodness toward fellow beings; it’s a euphoric feeling of renewal that Jesus taught to the world, it is a sense of completion one feels when he or she finds in tune with humanity. Jesus showed the way by embracing the whole humanity regardless of who they were. He is my hero, he is my mentor, and he is the first known pluralist on the earth. Christmas is a celebration of that refreshed feeling.
No matter what faith you belong, the Interfaith Christmas can offer everything you had always wanted and more: to live in peace with fellow beings without feeling apprehension, discomfort or the fear of the other.
Christmas is about celebrating the birth of a man who taught us how to build a cohesive society, which he called the kingdom of heaven. Whether we are Christians, or not, believe in God or not, it simply means building a society that is free from arrogance, hate, malice, prejudice, and insecurities, firmly built with love and forgiveness, the panacea to the conflicts we face today.
I have written an article on festivals of almost all religions, and am pleased to two on Christmas
Here are two of the many on Christmas’
A Muslim’s Christmas – https://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-ghouse/a-muslims-christmas_b_1167258.html
Interfaith Christmas –  https://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-ghouse/interfaith-christmas-making-god-boundless_b_2347856.html

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Mike Ghouse
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