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Christmas

From the December 21, 2015 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

In commemoration of Christmas and its true meaning, we are pleased to reprint “Christmas” by Mary Baker Eddy. This article originally appeared in The Christian Science Journal of January 1885 and is part of Mrs. Eddy’s Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896 (pp. 320–321).


This interesting day, crowned with the history of Truth’s idea,—its earthly advent and nativity,—is especially dear to the heart of Christian Scientists; to whom Christ’s appearing in a fuller sense is so precious, and fraught with divine benedictions for mankind. The star that looked lovingly down on the manger of our Lord, lends its resplendent light to this hour: the light of Truth, to cheer, guide, and bless man as he reaches forth for the infant idea of divine perfection dawning upon human imperfection,—that calms man’s fears, bears his burdens, beckons him on to Truth and Love and the sweet immunity these bring from sin, sickness, and death.