In essence, Christmas invites us to awaken ourselves towards spirituality
We witnessed Christmas 2020 amidst COVID-19 worldwide. Typically, it is not only a time to relax and refresh, but also to reflect and to reinforce. This year it was indeed different. “Christmas should be celebrated this year remembering the poor, who have been severely affected by COVID-19,” His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith requested from the people. His Eminence further stressed the need to “concentrate on a spiritual celebration of Christmas and encourage everyone to share the joy of Christmas with those brothers and sisters who have been deprived of joy and happiness due to the pandemic.” Today’s column reflects on such realities.
Despite the overly commercial coverage of Christmas, the true serenity associated with spirituality is still significant. As someone boldly said the other day, Christmas is certainly not the…