We learned this past summer of the scope and spectrum of the value of Love and how to express it on a daily basis. Through our study of the Bible and the Christian Science text book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, we are aware of the best example of Love expressed -Christ Jesus. From Jesus’s works and teachings and Mary Baker Eddy’s life and writings we see a Christianly scientific approach to Divine Love which gives us the peace, and joy, and power that comes from the Love of God and the relative expression of this Love. This is the gift that keeps on giving, and why your study of Christian Science is timeless and relevant all year long!
The following are some thoughts on “Living Love” at Christmas time:
Love is the law and the liberator: Above all things, if we love, we will fulfill the law.
Set your mental standard high – you are free of any material claims which may be trying to take hold of you.
Kindness: The demonstration of Love in action.
There are many ways to express kindness during the holiday season and beyond: spend quality time with loved ones, speak kindly towards others and about others, and do something nice for others as often as possible.
Unselfishness: The demonstration of Love through service.
Think about others this holiday season – how can you help with cooking, cleaning, and caring for family members?
Courtesy: The demonstration of Love in consideration of others.
Remember the manners we learned at Council Fire – a “please” and “thank you” will go a long way, and of course your family will appreciate your full attention at family gatherings without texting under the dinner table! J
Good Temper: The demonstration of Love in being patient and judgment free.
Be patient with yourself and others. If you can think about eliminating complaining from your conversations that will help you keep your cool and help others feel comfortable when they are with you.
Seeking the Truth: The demonstration of Love through seeing only the good in yourself and in others.
This takes practice! Enjoy reading the Bible and Science and Health, go to Sunday School and Wednesday evening meetings, and keep on praying!
We are thinking of you and send you all the warmest Christmas Wishes! See you in 2012!
Sue and Kathleen