Let Love Be Born Tonight
On this Christmas day, 2022, I remember a holiday season from many years ago when my faith had started to self-destruct. All the things I had believed in were called to question, and I was left without anything to stand on.
At the time, there was a huge uproar in the community where I lived about displaying religious and spiritual symbols on city property, particularly a menorah for Hanukah and a manger for Christmas. I remember laughing myself to tears over this issue, realizing that I would have been marching in protest only a year or two before that. But at the time, I had no feeling about the issue at all.
During those years of deconstruction, I still had a yearning. I yearned to know love and to know somehow that I and we aren't alone here. I expressed this desire in a song I wrote called Let It Be Born Tonight. I mentioned this song the other day in my video about hope.
If you want to hear the song, I gave the song and rights to it to an organization called Hungry For Music. You can find it here: https://hungryformusic.bandcamp.com/track/let-it-be-born-tonight
In the intervening years, I haven't found any answers to my questions written in stone anywhere, but I have learned to trust the experience of love from a source greater than myself. And the symbols that then seemed so meaningless now are alive as their own expressions of divine love.
If any more love can be born in me, let it be born tonight.
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