“Joy to the World”
Major religious festivals like Christmas, Eid-el-Fitr for Muslims, Hanukkah for Jews, Diwali or Krishna Jyanti for Hindus and many others are simply the historically created cultural expressions pointing to a few eternal truths common to many major religious denominations and spiritual paths and seekers not attached to any religion. One of these truths is that there is another reality behind the veil of material appearances. No human words can even start describing that transcendent reality which Paul Tillich many years ago called the ground of being.
Such an assurance that we are not alone and never will be is a source of a permanent, profound joy for all who have had the privilege of touching this grounding Presence (which many mystics have attempted to describe), especially in the extremely challenging times we are going through.