Christ is the way. Christ is the truth. Christ is the life.
Through his birth, he revealed the way, the truth, and the life.
He is the embodiment of divine love.
In the current fixed opinions and negativity prejudice, everyone makes sense of this way, this truth, and this life according to their own vessel. Everyone takes action according to their own vessel.
Advancing in this way depends on the steps one takes.
Christ does not want wrong intentions, thoughts, or actions on the relative true way.
Christ does not want right intentions, thoughts, or actions on the wrong way.
He wants the right intentions, thoughts, and actions to take place on the way of truth, which lays bare the true personality and core identity of that person.
He has declared these words to the entire world from the cave of Bethlehem.
He has rescued the negativity prejudice from the cave of darkness.
He has set it free from the captivity and imprisonment of ego/self.
The LIGHT that was born in Bethlehem is Immanuel. The Lord is with us. The Lord is among us.
Christ, who was born in in a manger in a cave in Bethlehem, later said "Take heart, I have overcome the world." The world he is talking about is the ego/self. Because he is Hanila. He is divine compassion.
While elevating simplicity/naturalness by being born in an animal manger in cave, he has cast from life's table all forms of superiority/inferiority, uninhibited conceit, supremacy, and vanity that exist in the world of the ego. For those who partake of these things not only harm themselves but also cloud life by creating negative waves in the flow.
We must meditate really intensely on what all of this means.
We must break free from the mental molds overwhelming us and strive to understand really well!
We must be sure that we will discover ways of further securing our balance in the highs and lows of life, which consists of cycles and balance. It will be easier to learn the purpose of our creation, which is "The second birth."
This offers positive contributions for our zest for life. And it raises our spirit to God. There, it develops and nurtures the spirit.
This is a way. This is an intensifying way. We must cleanse our spirit of the mud of the ego in order to enter this way and advance on it.
In the words of the great genius of Syriac literature Barebroyo (1226-1286), "We cannot drink from the fountain without being cleansed of mud."
When we begin to drink from said fountain/spirit, we attain certain virtues/merits that our families and others in our social life do not have. These virtues/merits are the foundations of life. Love, respect, sincerity, responsibility, loyalty, and simplicity are the foremost of these foundations. These virtues/merits are the freedom of the spirit. They open all the locks of the spirit.
The way to wash off the mud is a way of disciplinary humility. The person who takes this way is certainly a giver and a taker. He has complementary interactions with others. Thus, he attains and imparts depth and maturity.
In this longwinded way, wealth is increased through sharing; poverty is decreased through sharing. The widening of the way requires effort, compensation, solicitude, sagacity, and patience. There is no becoming someone or getting somewhere in this way. It is essential to take this way with literary/spiritual truths. It is valuable to be in its service. According to this way, morality begins by speaking truth and recognizing one's faults. Morality revives and develops by appreciating the beautiful, thanking the helpful, and apologizing when necessary. It matures and affects society when paired with justice and grace.
I wish you health and inner peace in 2022
Note: This text is an expression of communion with the interactions of Yaldo/Christmas
Malfono Yusuf Beğtaş
President of the Syriac Association of Language, Culture and Literature
Süryani Dili-Kültürü ve Edebiyatı Derneği Başkanı / Mardin
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