I sat in the back of the quiet bus. My teammates’ faces were tensed in concentration, and the faint murmur of music through headphones drifted in the air.
After taking Primary class instruction, I’ve realized that the world I see now has so much more “color,” or spiritual vibrancy. And though there were some challenges to overcome for me to be able to attend class, doing so was worthwhile.
In commemoration of Christmas and its true meaning, we are pleased to reprint “The Cry of Christmas-tide” by Mary Baker Eddy. This article originally appeared in The Christian Science Journal of January 1886 and is part of Mrs.
It seems like everywhere we turn, we hear about the increasing stress of demands placed on us: on the job, in our families, sometimes even on vacation. The joy of accomplishment, the satisfaction of a job well done, and kudos from the boss may not seem to stave off stress—especially when we feel personally responsible for all the work.
Christmas is celebrated almost everywhere around the world to commemorate with great joy and infinite gratitude the birth of Jesus and the fulfillment of the Bible prophecy: “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: … For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” ( Isaiah 9:2, 6 ). The angels, God’s thoughts that come to man, announced this holy event to the shepherds.
Mary Baker Eddy writes in her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “If the Scientist reaches his patient through divine Love, the healing work will be accomplished at one visit, and the disease will vanish into its native nothingness like dew before the morning sunshine” (p. 365 ).
The Christian Science Journal Healing divisive behavior by Barbara J. Presler “I worked prayerfully to understand that there was one Mind, God, inclusively governing and communicating to all in the class and coupled that with mentally acknowledging that ‘God is love’ ( I John 4:8 ).
The events I am about to share with you happened when I was seven years old. It was the night before Christmas.