Friday, December 23, 2011
Love Came Down at Christmas
By Rev. Claudia Naylor
Christ is born anew in hearts and minds around the world at Christmastime. And for those with eyes to see and ears to hear, love fills the earth with glory, the theme for the fourth Sunday of Advent. We come to the Nativity with minds and hearts open and receptive to the Word of God.
The angels are messengers of God pointing the way to the Christ. The shepherds keeping watch over their sheep will come to symbolize Jesus as the Good Shepherd---one who protects and guides. The Wise Men from the East represent the inner resources of Spirit giving birth to the One who would be called Teacher. His birth in a stable with a manger for his bed signifies the humble beginnings of all people everywhere.
When we follow his star and let love shine through every thought, word and action, we, too, shall grow beyond the humble to the glorious.
Abide in my love. --- John 15:9
reprinted from Unity's booklet Advent 2011 Your Journey To Christmas