The Christmas Spirit being Human:

My daily devotional scripture today hit me on what are attitude should be during Christmas:
(Romans 12:9-13 –      Love in Action        Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.)
This is truly a time that we need to show why Jesus came to this earth to become Human and the message he brought.   I have become a Mall Walker recently to keep my new knees in shape and I get to see allot of people during these walks.   I really enjoy seeing the joy coming out of all of them – there are always the Scrooges (and I use to be one of them) so those are the ones where that faithful Prayer comes into effect.
I ran across this you tube from Jefferson Bethke: “What Does It Mean to Be Truly Human?”
This is a scary aspect to be truly Human – it opens you up to be hurt and makes us vulnerable.  This is what Christ did so many years ago and we celebrate that during this time of year.  He came to earth and to become totally human as you and I and experienced all that we go through on a daily basis.  But as Christ Lived – so must we……………….   Love in Action requires us to become uncomfortable and hospitable.   This takes practice and for most of us it does not come easy and when we encounter the hurt because of it –  it is hard to do it again.   We must keep on going forward because that is what Jesus did when he came down to this earth and fulfilled this verse.
“So during this Christmas season – remember that Love is an Action”