Feeling the Christ-spirit at Christmas

Kay Olson

For Mary Baker Eddy, Christmas was "the reminder of God’s great gift, —His spiritual idea, man and the universe" (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 262).

In this Q&A chat, Kay Olson, a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science from Raleigh, North Carolina, explains that whether you’re with family or alone this season, this "great gift" can bring peace. Using insights from her own Christmas experiences, Kay discusses the idea that Christmas need not be a once-a-year event, and that it's possible to feel the Christ-spirit all year round.

She shares thoughts about finding time for peaceful prayer during what can be a stressful season, and answers questions from site visitors about coping with the pressure to produce a "perfect" Christmas.

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