Which is to say, may your experience of incarnation, or God's presence in our midst, be joyful.
That's why our Buddhist friends tell us to be mindful, to notice, to pay attention. It's why someone not long ago wrote a book with the great title Every Bush is Burning.
So my Christmas prayer for all people of faith is that starting today you would not walk sightless in the midst of the incarnation, that you would be mindful, that you would see that all ground is holy, that every bush is burning.
Which is to say, Merry Christmas.
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THE FUTURE OF RELIGION
The U.K.'s chief rabbi (now leaving that post) has written this intriguing piece about why humanity needs -- and will continue to need -- religion. As he says, "Religion is the best antidote to the individualism of the consumer age." And, boy, do we need antidotes to that.