God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it… Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace.Pope Francis
The Psychology Perspective
Merry Christmas everyone. Today’s quote is from Pope Francis, a very wise man that reminds us to be grateful for the gifts we receive. Whether Christian or not, the winter, the time of night, fosters a sense of reverie, a need for self-reflection.
Pope Francis reminds us that God does not give us gifts, or for that matter, hardships we cannot face. We receive Christmas, the light associated with religious joy from the darkest part of the year. As the wise old saying goes, the darkest hour of the night occurs right before the break of dawn, we are reminded to reflect on that which brings us joy… That inner joy of light and peace.
Merry Christmas everyone. Happy Holidays if you do not celebrate. May this season bring you happiness, joy, health, wealth, and wellbeing.
Believe… Achieve… Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams!!!
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