A guest post written by Mary Lou Forbes (originally posted June 2011)
I love Christ Jesus’ example of sonship to God. He taught us that we are all God’s children, and showed us what that means. He spoke of himself as the light of the world, and encouraged all of us to let our light shine too. Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, wrote in her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, this statement about our oneness with God: “As a drop of water is one with the ocean, a ray of light one with the sun, even so God and Man, Father and Son, are one in being.”
One Thanksgiving several years ago, I received some news that resulted in a deep sadness that seemed impossible to overcome. A few weeks later, I received a Christmas card from a cousin with the handwritten inscription, “May Christ’s precious love fill every corner of your Christmas.” I thought of that love as light, chasing away all darkness, and determined to let it fill every corner of my consciousness. The deep sadness vanished. The realization that Christ’s precious love is ever-present, governing every situation, brought with it a natural abiding joy that could not be shaken.
That joy remains with me today. The more we let Christ’s precious love fill our consciousness, the more light, love, and harmony we express, the more it is seen and reflected by others. This way we can celebrate Christmas, the dawning of the Christ in consciousness, every day of the year.