Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Caught Between Two Worlds
I have another blog "Finders Keepers" and I just wrote a post there by the same title as here. As I was writing about being caught between Fall and Christmas at my antique booths and how it makes my head spin I realized I was feeling something deeper. Hence, this post. You see if I am really truthful with myself (and really isn't that who matters most?) I get torn between two worlds at Christmas starting right now. It is nearly two months until Christmas but I feel the pull of the material world, the pressure of our own culture to buy, to have, and to do. And then in the quiet I feel the pull of Spirit, of God's love reminding me that what I buy is not important but that how I treat people is. He reminds me that no gift takes the place of time well spent with a friend.....of shared laughter, tears, memories. He reminds me that spending time in the quiet with Him, fills my spirit to overflowing, empowers me in ways that are good so that I may be more like Him.
I must remind myself every day, with the pressures of advertisements to conform to a certain image, that I be true to me to what I know is Important and Everlasting.
How about you? Do you take the time to step aside and think about the Holiness of the Holidays? How do you keep the sacred?