May this dear Christmas season be to you a risen Christ, a morn, the break of day
From Divinity Course and General Collectanea, (the “Blue Book”), pages 128 and 139, by Mary Baker Eddy
(given by Florence at the Sunday, December 19th, 2021 Roundtable)
My beloved Students: May this dear Christmas season be to you a risen Christ, a morn, the break of day. There is nothing jubilant attached to the birth of a mortal – that suffers and pays the penalty of his parents’ misconception of man and of God’s creation. But there is a joy unutterable in knowing that Christ had no birth, no death, and that we may find in Christ, in the true sense of being, life apart from birth, sorrow, sin and death. O may your eyes not be holden, but may you discern spiritually what is our Redeemer. … May you watch and pray that you keep the Commandments, and live the Sermon in the Mount this coming year.
Let the good you can do and the stimulation of action keep your mind from dwelling on the past, for the present demands your care, and you must go forth to meet the future calm and strong.