Christmas is a term of Latin origin that means birth, and gives name to the party that
Christmas is a Latin term that means birth, and gives its name to the celebration that takes place on the occasion of the arrival of Jesus Christ in our world.
Christmas is therefore the celebration of the birth of Jesus, which took place in Bethlehem, a town in Palestine, approximately two thousand and sixteen years ago. Christmas is a date everyone knows and celebrated, it is the day when it is shared with the family, we make special dinners, we buy toys and other gifts for children, mothers, dads, siblings, grandparents and family or friends. However, we find that in these times this sense has deteriorated and often these dates become a few days of abuse of food, drink, parties and fun everywhere and buy gifts. For Christians, this liturgical time means to meet again with the Lord in the humility of a cradle, to adore the King of the Universe in a poor manger, and to think about the teachings of the child Jesus. But the true meaning of Christmas lies in recognizing that it is an opportune moment to change things that we see that are not right in our people; to thank God for all the good that happened to us during the year, especially the gift of life; look with a perspective of hope all the way we still have to travel; get closer to our loved ones; become more human and sensitive people throughout our environment that surrounds us. Christmas is an opportunity and perfect excuse to reflect, make plans, reinforce our convictions, correct those things that can be improved, be better people and human beings. Nothing better than doing it in this Christmas season and surrounded by the people we love the most, those who accompany us and walk in our lives next to us and with whom there are strong emotional and affectionate bonds. That is why Christmas is synonymous with life and the presence of multiple emotions, pleasant memories of the past, many anecdotes to tell. It is perhaps the most opportune moment to make peace and reconciliation between people, because all without exception are more sensitive and willing to share, negotiate, give and receive. At Christmas we are all brothers at heart and as such we must behave, to give and receive life, fulfillment and hope. In the end, what is required of you at Christmas is that you give Love and Hope, a smile of joy and a lot of optimism, a warm hug and a lot of understanding.