Monday, December 12, 2011
Joy To The World
By Rev. Claudia Naylor
Like the Wise men, we seek the Star in the East. During Advent we journey from the place in consciousness we now inhabit to the birthplace of wisdom and love, deep within our soul. Our journey can last a mere heartbeat or a lifetime.
Jesus, the Master Teacher, was born 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem. The Christ is born anew in humankind with every prayer, with every awakening soul. No matter who we are, where we are or what we have done along the way, the Christ affirms, "and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the age." (Mt. 28:20)
If we are to live with hope, in peace, and celebrate the birth of our own indwelling Lord, then we must set aside all warring thoughts and feelings. and if we would feel the joy of Advent, then let us join together to behold Christ in all who would bwar against us. Not to fix them, but to hold them in the circle of God's Love.
Everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! --- 2 Corinthians 5:17
reprinted from Unity's booklet advent 2011 Your Journey To Christmas