FROM THE EDITORS

For many, the holidays are a time to step back and look thoughtfully at life. We might find ourselves pondering what is really of importance—and what is less so. Also, it can be quite natural to think more deeply about what we want to accomplish in the coming year.

Notice how the following words by Mary Baker Eddy, first published in The Ladies' Home Journal, are so appropriate today, although penned around the turn of the century: "Christmas to me is the reminder of God's great gift,—His spiritual idea, man and the universe,—a gift which so transcends mortal, material, sensual giving that the merriment, mad ambition, rivalry, and ritual of our common Christmas seem a human mockery in mimicry of the real worship in commemoration of Christ's coming.

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