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Category: Holidays / Topics: Christmas Faith Holidays Holiday Season Inspiration

Basking in the Glow

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: December 31, 2017

Take time to reflect on the meaning of Christmas…



Morton Arboretum 'Illuminations' photo by Stu Johnson

Don't rush to pack-up Christmas
or to curb your tree too soon.
Take time to meditate amid the lights.
Allow yourself the luxury
of basking in the glow
that emanated from God's heart that night.

The spirit of the season
lasts for more than just one day.
A birth points to a life that yet awaits.
What matters most is what comes next
as days give way to years.
For that is what Christ's Advent celebrates.

The Christmas spirit fuels our joy
and prompts us to express
the love we feel for others as we give.
The essence of this season
sparks a flame for being kind
and calls to mind how we should always live.


Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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