The all-giving Light! ~

The only uncreated King both of the seen and unseen world, the only true Living God!

The One who created the light and the stars and Is the Light of this world!

About 2000 years after the Birth of the Messiah and Savior of the world, few things have changed. If Christ were born today, as then, few people would be impressed. That is why His coming was not revealed to the typical Pharisees, nor to the Scribes, but to the simple and humble shepherds with a pure heart, ready to receive the King of Creation.

The whole message of the Nativity of Christ the Messiah, is summarized in the following words:

Humility, love, sacrifice.

Wherever we look, in the story of His Nativity and in the remaining 33 years of His life, culminating in His death on the cross, we will see the theme of humility repeated. The Word-God,  became man to renew us, He descended the stairs of heaven to exalt the fallen human flesh, that lived outside the doorsteps of paradise, mourning its fall.

He who created the creation with one thought, had nowhere to turn, from the day He came into the world and all the inns were full, to His great Sacrifice on the Cross, when He was abandoned by almost all His disciples, in spite of the wonderful signs who had lived with Him. Through humility, obedience, and ultimately love for His Father, He overcame death, broke Hades’ chains , and became a practical model of struggle and a safe path to victory for all of us.

It could not be any different than humble for His Holy Mother, the Most Holy Theotokos. 15 years old, having Jesus in Her womb, she covered 145 kilometers in order to meet Elizabeth, without making any complaint, having full confidence in the plan and will of God. Always putting Her will in second or even non-existent fate, She erased the debts of the disobedience of the protoplasts.

They both denied themselves in order to secure the will of Heavenly Father. They became a model of humility and showed perfect love, which involves sacrifice and leads to the liberation of man from the necrosis of sin.

Usually during the holidays and just before the present year says goodbye, we all review our annual social status, work performance and set new goals for the new year. Some of us compare ourselves with those around us and feel more or less good about ourselves, we feel that we have succeeded according to the worldly mind.

We are consumed in the search for the best gourmet food, the purchase of the most sought after gift to impress our loved ones, the decoration with the brightest lanterns, the dress with the endless crystal strasses, and when the Christmas holidays are gone we feel an endless emptiness, or in some cases a burden, depending on the menu of the day.

This is because Christmas has passed but it has not touched our hearts at all, which is hard as in all previous years that failed to fill the void with the warmth of the Love of Christ.

We have failed to understand and put into our hearts the true meaning of Christmas and became part of the commercialization of the Nativity of the Messiah, who rather watches us in justified anger, as when He cleansed His Father’s temple from the merchants who had turned it into a place of transaction.

In truth, it does not take many things to feel the warmth of His Love, only to Love Him for what He is and for what He has done for you – for all of us. Christ was Crucified for us to be free and yet, everyday, every hour and every second, He knocks on our door with a gentle knock, asking us if we want to welcome Him into your home, like another blind man who made clay to free Him from the darkness, and asks Him – do you want to get well?

You see Christ has nobility, He does not want to blackmail our love, if He wanted there would be no unbeliever on earth, but the cosmic lights prevent us from seeing the true light, like other natives who are impressed by shining mirrors.

Christ Is freedom and love, and He could not make the salvation of our soul simpler and easier, as long as we turn our gaze into the Light , we will find Him…

Blessed be the name of the Holy Trinity and our Panagia, Holy Mary, that lit the whole world with the Birth of Her Son and God, our Lord Jesus Christ!

Blessed be the name of The all-giving Light!

I hope that every day you keep a place at the family table for Christ and that He is the silent guest in the feast of your heart – of our heart …

Δοξασμένο το όνομα Του αληθινού Ζωοποιού Φωτός!

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