A celebration of light

For the Lesson titled "Christian Science" from December 23 - 29, 2013

This week’s Bible Lesson, “Christian Science,” shows us the light that the Christ, Truth, shines on the Christmas season. “Thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee,” says the Golden Text (Isaiah 60:1). No matter how or whether we celebrate Christmas, the Christ is always with us and always has been. “The advent of Jesus of Nazareth marked the first century of the Christian era, but the Christ is without beginning of years or end of days,” Mary Baker Eddy writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (p. 333, citation 4).

The Responsive Reading includes Isaiah’s prophecies for the birth of Jesus, as well as Jesus’ promises to send “the Comforter [who] shall teach you all things” (Isaiah 9, John 13 and 14). Just as we don’t need to wait for Christmas Eve to celebrate Jesus’ birth, we’re also not waiting for the Second Coming. The Christ, which Jesus represented, has never left, and the promised Comforter is already with us: “This Comforter I understand to be Divine Science” (Science and Health, p. 55, cit. 20).

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