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What Jesus Means to Me

A brief reflection on the meaning of the Christ

It’s Christmas Eve, and I have a confession: I love Jesus. Few people know this about me because I don’t identify as a Christian, and I don’t often speak of Jesus. I rarely share my affection for this figure with others, largely because most modern-day depictions do not resemble what Jesus means to me.



Hageon draws from the Greek word for “holy” and “sanctuary.” It is devoted to writing that opens the heart and mind to divine truth. It focuses on the promises and pitfalls of a spiritual path, and how to navigate them with wisdom and grace.

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Patrick Paul Garlinger

Author of Endless Awakening: Time, Paradox, and the Path to Enlightenment and other books. Former prof & lawyer, now mystic, writer, psychic.