To Serve this Season
The work of this dark season of the year is centered on myth, magic, and the materials to bring that about.
Sometimes it just seems like a pressure and stress, which could easily overwhelm or can just as easily delight.
It is important to remember that one is creating the rituals of a cultural definition of how to be in service to that which is sacred – our actions and interpretations make HOLY.
Our hands are infesting the feasts and celebrations with calories of love and infusions of meaning in hopes of enlightening outcomes.
To be of service in these preparations is the work of the divine – or prayer in action.
John Wesley, who in the eighteenth century founded the Protestant Methodism movement, devoted his life to helping others. Here he lays out as spiritually literate an understanding of service as anyone writing today.
Do all the good you can
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.
What is the intended significance of your service as you light the candles, sing the carols and partake of this Season?
How does this service help you receive the spirit of Love?
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