Many thanks to Curt Wahlberg and the Sentinel for his article “The ‘miracle of Christmas’ continues” [December 23, 2013]. The way he phrased the insight relating to the incident with the apparently lifeless bird provided a newly useful window from which to view the many truths in the writings of Mary Baker Eddy as well as the Bible. His phrase, “... it occurred to me that what I saw lying on the ground was not the reality of the bird,” helped me see the difference between appearance and reality. An earlier statement prepared my thought for the “light to go on.” “Christmas commemorates the fact that into this apparently material experience came the message and proof, and impetus for us all to prove, that life is really Spirit.”

I’m sure it has happened to most of us that we can gain new insights and understanding from looking at something familiar from just a slightly different standpoint. The limitations of reports we get from the unreliable physical senses cannot tell us what is perfectly true and real. The whole article reminded me that there is only one reality. It gave me new impetus to stop looking at and believing matter images as being real. To look beyond appearances to the reality in Mind. To “resolve things into thoughts” [see Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 269].

Roger Poulson
Citrus Heights, California, US

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