Holy Days Are Every Day
by Florence Roberts
“Obeying the divine Principle which you profess to understand and love, demonstrates Truth. Never absent from your post, never off guard, never ill-humored, never unready to work for God, — is obedience; being ‘faithful over a few things.’ If in one instance obedience be lacking, you lose the scientific rule and its reward: namely, to be made ‘ruler over many things.’ A progressive life is the reality of Life that unfolds its immortal Principle.” (Misc. 116:25-3)
This instruction from our beloved Leader, sums up for me why all days should be holy. It does ask us to be obedient to the divine rule, to hold in our hearts the divine Principle. This is not something we do some days and not others. How can we be obedient to any law some days and neglect it another day?
The adverb “never” is strong; it denotes consistency. From Webster’s it means “Not ever; not at any time; at no time. It refers to the past or the future” and certainly now as well. We cannot wait till Easter, Christmas, Sundays, or any humanly special days to obey God’s laws. He is our God, our lawmaker now and forever.
When I learned to have God consistently in my thinking, no matter where I am, I started to feel His power and presence more. Then I made sure that when there were family gatherings, usually on those Holy days/holidays, I would stick even more to the Truth of man’s perfection as a reflection of God; since in the past wrong thoughts about others seemed more aggressive on those occasions. What I realized was needed was to love more on those days by seeing the Christ in all. This practice has helped me to keep this pure thought when I am out shopping, when I attend events, surely before service, and I am grateful for all the blessings this brings.
That humble obedience to Truth, remaining at our post, keeps the light of Truth shining in our consciousness, and that, I feel, does repel the darkness of false beliefs that could come into our consciousness.
Mrs. Eddy says in Science and Health, page 492 that, “Being is holiness, harmony, immortality.” If such is our being by reflection, then could we possibly or really have any day that is less than holy?