At every major holiday I wonder whether I can find something new to think about but this Christmas it is easy as I see the Jesus story through a doula lens.
It is interesting to note that the conditions of our births influence our ability to love and Jesus, the greatest ever advocate of love, was born among animals, humbly and without interference or fanfare. He would have been breastfed for an extended period and kept close to his parents.
Two thousand years on I want to make a professional life from returning birth, where possible, to it's earlier, earthier style and I am delighted to see the interweaving of a biblical story with scientific understanding as well as my own life. The way these long term interests of mine interconnect is a beautiful thing in my eyes and has the potential to continue to unfold amazingly for some time to come.
An unfolding mystery can make the difference between surviving and living so it is my hope and wish that you can find something joyous and amazing to focus on during this holiday season.
I have come in order that you might have life—life in all its fullness.