Light... the real reason for the season
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 6 years ago
I want to wish each of you a happy holiday season.

Regardless of spiritual tradition, this season is all about light. The solstice is about the day getting longer and more light. Christians celebrate the coming of the light of the world. Hanukah is about light. Kwanzaa is about light. Chalcia is about light. Wicca and the yule log is about light.

Perhaps rather than bicker over "the reason for the season", we should focus on what we have in common... which is the celebration of light. Light from the sun warms us and provides illumination. All plant life requires light as part of its processing for growth. Illumination make traversing the planet possible. The light is life. As we celebrate with one another, let's also celebrate and be thankful for the light.

Let's also resolve in the coming year to seek to understand others and focus more on what we have in common, than what divides us. The world will be a kinder and brighter place if we persevere in this endeavor.

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Posted by Kacey (+3159) 6 years ago
That was the sermon last night at Christmas Eve service...all about the light. What a nice post. Thank you.
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Posted by A.T. Nelson (+24) 6 years ago
And Latin for " LIGHT BRRINGING" is..

Lucifer.
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Posted by Kacey (+3159) 6 years ago
Studied latin....thank you Miss Hanson.

One who brings light is qui illuminat.

Light is lux.

Bringer is ostensor.

And Lucifer is Lucifer in Latin too.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9193) 6 years ago
ehh... mr nelson is mostly correct - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucifer
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Posted by Kacey (+3159) 6 years ago
wiki....uh huh...
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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+1848) 6 years ago
Happy holiday season to you and yours, Richard! May the world truly become a kinder and gentler place!
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