Most people enjoy this time of the year with much anticipation. The holidays are meant to be festive, bring us closer to one another and are intended to fill us with love for one another. Here in the United States, the “holiday season” begins with Thanksgiving; ending with New Years. In between we have multiple religious holidays that highlight the oneness of our human existence. Once more it is through the Power of the Wisdom of Three that God showcases the union between Him and his people by forming societies around the Communal Trinity; our family, our community and our God.
We are each born into a family and most of us are nurtured to maturity within the same nucleus of people. Some, shortly after birth, are given an opportunity explore multiple “family experiences” before finding the one they are meant to have. Sadly, some will feel they never had a true family but they, like each of us, are given the ability to create or expand the one we have from those whom we meet along the road of life. In all cases, we will experience the fact that everyone that makes up a family craves to be loved regardless of their flaws; including ourself.
The community, or in some cases communities, that we become involved with will also play an important role in how we view, participate and grow during our holiday experiences. It is through our involvement with the community that we are first exposed to contradictions to the moral and ethical beliefs taught to us by our family. These contradictions will either solidify those principles or drive us away from them; shifting our life’s journey with new moral or ethical values. When our virtuous values are steering our actions, inevitably some in the community will anguish over them. Our challenge is to respect one another regardless of our opposing views while striving to stay honest and accepting with each other. These actions will elevate you as a respected member of any community, fostering examples of ethical and moral truths. The reason this is so important, is that when a society’s ethical and moral limits deteriorate so does the legal boundaries. No one can benefit from a unethical, immoral or lawless society.
The final entity of this amazing trinity of our humanity is our God. As the Christ of the Christian church stated when He walked among us, “You must love your God with your whole body, mind and soul; and love your neighbor as yourself.” This is especially true during the holiday season, with the many events that bring us together as a family, a community and as worshipers of our God. In most religions, it is commonly believed that God created all things. Like I have written, “God said, let there be nuts; and mankind was made.” So, as this crazy year draws to an end, let’s not take life too serious and fret over holiday gatherings. Instead, I hope that we look for reasons to love more deeply, laugh more freely and forgive more completely.
If this is my last post, I want all to know there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.
Anthony “Tony” Boquet, the author of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary”