On the night of the first Christmas, the shepherds were in the field, keeping watch over their sheep when they heard an angel voice telling them of the Christ child’s birth. They followed the sign they were given and journeyed to Bethlehem, finding him and sharing the good news. As we cultivate spiritual stillness and quiet listening ourselves, we too can hear angel messages from God, and feel the presence of the Christ.
The readings from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy at this Wednesday night’s meeting will center on the theme of stillness and quietude at Christmas. The inspiration comes from something Mary Baker Eddy wrote in her article, “What Christmas Means to Me”:
I love to observe Christmas in quietude, humility, benevolence, charity, letting good will towards man, eloquent silence, prayer, and praise express my conception of Truth’s appearing.
Experience that quiet listening with us, just before Christmas. We’ll sing carols, and listen to testimonies of progress and healing through prayer. We’ll pray silently and have time to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.
Christmas blessings to all!