From my psychological point of view, the Christian calendar marks this experiential rhythm, what I call a rhythm of faith. Tonight, the birth of the Holy Spirit, a generative Presence, something in us that lives creatively. Birth, followed in the Spring by death and resurrection. A sequence that characterizes moment to moment, hour by hour, day by day, year by year experience. Now we are more alive, now we are less alive, dying out, coming back, movements that go on and on, mood to mood, through a life. Sensitivity to the subtle shifts, the rise and fall and rise again of aliveness hums in the background of our beings, always with the possibility of something new, not quite the same, a sense of aliveness never quite felt this way before.The whole sequence of birth, agony, rebirth in a single moment or going through things, coming through.
In this spirit, the baby within, births to come, my warm wishes for a good holiday season and New Year, fresh and caring, with new heart.