"Glory to God in the highest"

To the Christian world Christmas comes as an annual event commemorating the birth of Jesus. The Christian world in general looks eagerly forward to this happy time, laying aside its seeming burdens and manifesting a greater sense of brotherly love. Every truly progressive step toward the banishment of human want and woe is a step more spiritual and indicates the coming of the time when "the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea." We rejoice, therefore, and are grateful for the happiness which mankind experiences in celebrating Christmas.

To the student of Christian Science, Christmas has a deep and far-reaching significance. More than an annual season of rejoicing and good cheer, it pertains to a state of consciousness which he strives to attain and reflect throughout each day of the year. "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men," was the song of angels heralding the birth of the Saviour, and this refrain has echoed down the centuries to our own day—a prayer in the heart of every sincere follower of the Way-shower.

December 22, 1934

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