As we prepare to observe and celebrate Christmas, what is the best way to honour Christ? Bhagawan guides and inspires us today.
Jesus sacrificed his life and poured out his blood to instil love and compassion in the heart of man, so that he may be happy when others are happy and sad when others are sad. It is not by festivity and fun that you should celebrate Christmas. Celebrate it, rather, by resolving and putting into practice at least one of the ideals He enunciated or endeavouring to reach at least one of the goals that He placed before man. Let Me call upon you to give up, in memory of this holy day, two evils from your mind: self-praise and talking scandal. Adopt one habit: the habit of loving service to the distressed. If you spend all your time and energy in worldly comfort and sensual delight, you are disgracing this human existence. Life is not to be spent just eating; eating is only a necessity for living. You consider this habitation of yours as your body; no, it is the temple of God. God resides therein. Keep it clean, fresh and fragrant by developing compassion and love.
– Divine Discourse, Dec 25, 1976.