The Coming of the Christ

The recurring Christmas season presents a blessed occasion wherein one not only may celebrate the coming to earth of Christ Jesus, the Way-shower, but also may take the measure of his own receptiveness and devotion to Christ, Truth, and of the extent to which he is demonstrating the truth. Christmas commemorates the birth of the human child, Jesus; but the Christ, the spiritual idea of Truth and Love, is ever present, and comes hourly and continually to all whose hearts are open to receive it.

In the Preface to "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. vii) Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, refers to "the Bethlehem babe" as "the human herald of Christ, Truth;" and later in the same volume she writes (p. 333): "The advent of Jesus of Nazareth marked the first century of the Christian era, but the Christ is without beginning of years or end of days. Throughout all generations both before and after the Christian era, the Christ, as the spiritual idea,—the reflection of God,—has come with some measure of power and grace to all prepared to receive Christ, Truth."

The Angel Song
December 24, 1932

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