The normal to-do list is overwhelming. The holiday to-do list makes me wish for hospitalization or incarceration just to escape it. The truth is we all can escape it by cultivating an interior life of wholeness. In my opinion, wholeness is a slow lifelong practice of facing every aspect of our lives – thoughts, emotions, actions, attitudes and relationships – in light of God’s love, truth and who He made us to be. Wholeness brings a sense of being internally rooted in your true self and grounded in God. Since I can’t sustain the “feeling” of wholeness for extended periods of time, all I can do is practice; that alone helps me stand against the tide of frenetic seasons like Christmas 2016. Let’s re-examine this adored, yet over-commercialized holiday, in light of seeking wholeness.
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