CHRISTMAS DAY! What a wealth of happy and hallowed memories these words enfold! This glad holiday of friendly gatherings and family reunions, this holy day of gratitude to God, the great Giver of all good, commemorates the nativity of Jesus, born amidst lowly surroundings, in Bethlehem of Judea, nearly two thousand years ago, the babe whose advent—according to the reckonings of time—ushered in the dawn of Christianity and dated the world's history and happenings, as either before or after that momentous event.
When Christ Jesus said to his disciples shortly before his betrayal, "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you," he also declared his unity with God, an important fact which he voiced on another occasion in the words, "I and my Father are one.
Throughout the world are to be found those who profess Christianity, having adopted it from a desire to be freed from sin, and hoping that they will eventually gain for themselves a place in heaven.
In "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany," our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, has written.
To the Christian world Christmas comes as an annual event commemorating the birth of Jesus.
In an illuminating statement in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs.