Christmas, a time of new beginning

I was talking to friends whose home is India and who were Zoroastrians before they learned of Christian Science. It's always stirring in a good way to talk to these friends, who have found the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures to be wholly relevant and healing in their lives, yet who live in the midst of a non-Christian culture.

How can such distant events as those described in the Bible be so timeless and relevant? This question seems especially important when it comes to Christ Jesus and the Christmas season—particularly when mass commercialism almost crowds out the spiritual significance of the holidays.

Consider that Jesus lived nearly two thousand years ago. Unlike people such as Plato and Aristotle, Jesus left no writings of his own. He spent only three years in the public eye. And although he had a remarkable record of spiritual healing, outside of New Testament accounts there is only brief reference or description of him in records from his day.

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Holding Snooky's hands
December 24, 1990

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