Today I gift others with my presence.
On a day when gifts are often exchanged, I remember the most precious gift of all—the gift of pure presence. Practicing the presence of God is a form of prayer—a time of sacred communion with the indwelling Spirit. Practicing spiritual presence with another person is similar. I might initiate a round of gratitude-sharing at the family table. Or I might share my undivided attention with a friend who needs me. Whatever my activities today, I choose to treat every interaction as sacred. I honor the birth of Christ every time I live from my own divine nature and bear witness to the Christ Spirit in others.
I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.—Luke 2:10-11