Is there a deeper healing message to the Christmas season beyond the glitter of holiday lights? Anna Bowness-Park in her recent post for the Vancouver Sun reminds us that there is.
It’s the season for light. Every December, crowds gather for light-filled Christmas parades; homeowners decorate the outside of their homes with joyful brightness, while inside, Christmas trees sparkle and glow. We love this season, partly because it comes during the darkest month of the year in the northern hemisphere. Festivals focused on banishing the dark are an ancient tradition that go back millenia, reminding us of the importance of light in our lives.
But some people don’t see or feel the accompanying joy that such festivities bring. For them, it is as if the light in their lives has – for one reason or another – been extinguished.
I got a further insight into how we can rediscover that inner glow when reading a children’s novel with my family one year.
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