Friday, December 21, 2018

The Meaning of Christmas

The Meaning of Christmas

The most wonderful time of the year has arrived. Christmas has always meant so much to us, with its wintry coziness, and the warmth of spending time with family and friends. Despite the depth of meaning that underlies Christmas, it is true that often our holidays have started becoming a celebration of superficialities. Sometimes, we find ourselves mechanically exchanging Christmas cards without pausing to add meaningful words to them. Sometimes we end up losing ourselves on a shopping spree or holiday feast that leave us not with contentment but with guilt. This year, the perfect way to celebrate Christmas would be to remember the true meaning of Christmas.

The True Meaning of Christmas
There is so much to the true meaning of Christmas that parallels any philosophy of life out there.First and foremost, Christmas is the celebration of hope. It tells us that even though life may seem bleak, even though our goals may look unattainable, and situations too difficult to handle, at the end of it all, there is always hope of a better future, a turn in fortune.

 Christmas is also a celebration of joy. The spirit of joy that Christmas stands for, has two faces. On one hand, Christmas inspires us to find true joy within ourselves – to do that little extra for ourselves to attain inner contentment and peace. On the other hand, Christmas speaks to us of the joy of communion. Meeting our loved ones, spending time with family and friends, exchanging gifts and cards – all that becomes meaningful only when lightened up by the joy of getting together and sharing happiness.

In a sense, the birth of Christ is also a metaphor of God’s mercy on mankind. Therefore, Christmas always stands for mercy and philanthropy. Finding hope and joy in Christmas becomes all the more meaningful when you extend a little of that to those who cannot afford to enjoy the beauties of life – the sick, the poor and the helpless.

Christmas Wishes from Bruce McCorry’s Academy
It is with great happiness that Bruce McCorry’s Academy of Martial Arts wishes all of you a Merry Christmas this year. This year, the academy has completed forty years of its selfless service to learners. Over the years, the academy has helped thousands of learners to face the challenges in their life and realize their goals and dreams, all through martial arts. Those who chose to learn martial arts at the academy has experienced the true joy of giving themselves and their loved ones the gifts of health, fitness, confidence, freedom from stress, and happiness. The martial arts lessons at the academy have helped kids, adults and seniors to be better individuals and better human beings. It has shown them how to do that extra little that would nourish their body, mind and soul. Academy has taught them how to handle school, work, family and relationship through the superior wisdom of age-old martial arts. Seeing the old-aged and sick learners making their comeback to life has been a moment of immense joy.

At this moment, we state with pride and joy that your being with us through forty years has made all the difference. Here we are, wishing a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all those who trusted in our service and stood with us.

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