Welcome home

Christmas is a time of year for homecomings. Service men and women come home, college students return, families gather to celebrate the birth of “the Bethlehem babe, the human herald of Christ, Truth” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. vii). Although not everyone has a physical home to come to, or the means to get home, we’re all included in this homecoming. 

As we each pray deeply to cherish the significance of Jesus’ life and works, how important it is to recognize what we’re really coming home to—and to know our way home! 

Jesus showed us the way. In answer to a disciple’s  question, “How can we know the way?” Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:5, 6). So to know the Christ, is to know our way home. The real homecoming is in waking up to our spiritual, divine nature, defined by Christ, Truth. Christ has heralded—praised and sung from the rooftops!—our whole, eternal, perfect natures for as long as God has existed. Forever. Christian Science declares, “The Christ is incorporeal, spiritual,—yea, the divine image and likeness, dispelling the illusions of the senses; the Way, the Truth, and the Life, healing the sick and casting out evils, destroying sin, disease, and death” (p. 332). What a gift that is.

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December 19, 2011

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