A year crowned with goodness

The holiday decorations went up earlier than usual in 2020 (at least in our neighborhood). As they now get stored away for the next 11 months, it occurs to me there may well be some lingering reflections of their hopeful sparkle to carry into—and through—the new year.

Admittedly, there remain looming elements of sickness, danger, entrenched self-interest, etc. But to the extent that our resolutions and aspirations for 2021 reflect higher—that is, more spiritual—goals, we can help forward progress, peace, health, fairness, and compassion in our world. Our prayers can help the “peace on earth, good will toward men” celebrated during the holidays find their way more fully into thought and activity all through the new year—starting right now.

Through my study and practice of Christian Science, I’ve come to appreciate more and more the lasting nature of spiritual blessings. Because God, good, is supreme, there is no power that can rob us of the richness and fullness of the blessings God imparts to each of us. The Bible offers this promise of God’s love: “Thou crownest the year with thy goodness” (Psalms 65:11).

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