"Blest Christmas morn"—Always!

Why do we sing Mary Baker Eddy's hymn "Christmas Morn" (Poems, p. 29) in Christian Science churches at all times of the year? Why is it not reserved for singing at Christmas? These questions are often asked by strangers at our services, and the writer once gained some helpful thoughts by considering how every day—always—we can rejoice in a "blest Christmas morn."

Christmas means much more to the Christian Scientist than the birth of the human Jesus. Mrs. Eddy indicates something of the deep spiritual meaning symbolized by that event where she writes (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, P. 501), "The incarnation of Truth, that amplification of wonder and glory which angels could only whisper and which God illustrated by light and harmony, is consonant with ever-present Love." It is the sacred coming to human consciousness of the Christ, today and every day, which Christian Scientists celebrate in commemorating Christmas.

John spoke of the Christ as "the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world" (John 1:9); and morn may be conceived of as an awakening to the light of Truth or an awakening from dreams, as well as the dawn of a temporal day. Christmas morn is therefore an awakening to the light of the Christ, Truth; and does not this awakening occur every time there is born to thought some understanding of the healing Christ, revealing the spiritually scientific truth about whatever condition or situation presents itself?

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Certainly You Have a Home!
December 21, 1946

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