A post-Christmas thought for you from Mrs Eddy…
Beloved brethren, another Christmas has come and gone. Has it enabled us to know more of the healing Christ that saves from sickness and sin? Are we still searching diligently to find where the young child lies, and are we satisfied to know that our sense of Truth is not demoralized, finitized, cribbed, or cradled, but has risen to grasp the spiritual idea unenvironed by materiality? Can we say with the angels to-day: “He is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him”? Yes, the real Christian Scientist can say his Christ is risen and is not the material Christ of creeds, but is Truth, even as Jesus declared; and the sense of Truth of the real Christian Scientist is spiritualized to behold this Christ, Truth, again healing the sick and saving sinners. The mission of our Master was to all mankind, and included the very hearts that rejected it — that refused to see the power of Truth in healing.
Our unity and progress are proverbial, and this church’s gifts to me are beyond comparison — they have become a wonder! To me, however, love is the greater marvel, so I must continue to prize love even more than the gifts which would express it.
(The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, Mary Baker Eddy, pp. 122:16–5)
May you all have received more of the light of Christ, Truth appearing in your own lives this Christmas season.
With much love and gratitude for you all
from all of us at
the Christian Science Reading Room
1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Adelaide