Friday, December 16, 2011
Be a Star
By Martha Smock
At Christmastime, we think of stars and lights and candles; we think of the birth of light into the world. This is a time when Christ is born anew in us, emerges from the wings of our waiting consciousness, comes center stage and shines.
This is "the mystery that has been hidden throughout the ages and generations ... Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Col. 1:26 - 27). To realize this is to find the answer to our search for meaning and purpose in life. To know that Christ in us is our hope of glory is to know that our desire to be more, to express more, is not a vain dream but a spiritual intention. With this awareness, the Christ is born again in our hearts and takes the starring role in our lives.
The Christ is light. We are to express the Christ light, to let it shine through us.
Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them.
--- Luke 2:9
reprinted from Unity's booklet Advent 2011 Your Journey To Christmas