Today, Jesus Christ, the son of God, was born. We should be celebrating His birth. For me, today is the day to admire the qualities of this wonderful soul. We should appreciate God’s greatest gift to us—this human form. Instead, it has become a day of exchanging material gifts, which retailers like Amazon and Walmart love. We think of family and friends and want to be with them. The real gift to give others is your presence. If by being around you, they can see the existence of God, it is better than a gift bought online. Today, I wondered what it would be like to be around Jesus. The answer came: “Close your eyes, clear the mind, and see my reflection. You can enjoy me more than all those who saw me in my physical presence. I never left but only a handful can truly see me today.” — Satish Daryanani