Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Let Christmas Be Every Day
By Charles Fillmore
(excerpts from a Christmas sermaon delivered December 22, 1912)
The essential thing is to know and understand that the real child of God is formed in your soul. It exists there and is now being manifest. Make yourself a present of that thought; and make it an everyday thought. Let Christmas be every day. Enter into the Christ Mind and see Christ in you.
I know a man who has grown wonderfully in spiritual understanding and spiritual power, and he told me once that he made it a daily practice to see Christ in his heart. He saw the Christ as a picture, as a life, and he said he talked mentally to that Christ portrait at this heart's center; and he said, "A light has gradually sprung up within me that lights my way. I am a changed man from mentally seeing Christ in me, instead of looking at the Christ outside, looking at a historical Christ, thinking about the man as separate from me." "I am the Christ of God." is the dominant appellation of that man to himself, and he has demonstrated it. And he is only one of thousands who have brought that Christ principle home to everyday life, who are bringing forth in themselves the Christ of God, who are forming Christ in them.
For you, O Lord, are my hope; my trust. ---- Psalm 71:5
reprinted frome Unity's booklet Advent 2011 Your Journey To Christmas