December 2008 – Holiday Light
During this holiday time of year, we sometimes feel we have too many things to do and too little time to do them, winding up harried and hurried. Or, for some, this time of year intensifies past or current hurts and sorrows, and we spend the month in sadness. This month at _______, we will gather each week to release all of that as we learn how to experience the L-I-G-H-T of the holidays -- Living Inside God's Highest Truth.
Talk 1 - The Christ Light
In the Science of Mind Textbook, Ernest Holmes wrote, “In studying the life and teaching of Jesus, the most unique character of history, we discover a few simple ideas underlying his philosophy, the embodiment of which enabled him to become the Christ.” Today, we will look at two of those simple, yet transforming ideas, the embodiment of which will illuminate our Christ Light.
Talk 2 - Sharing Our Light
As expressions of God, the Great Giver of Life, we each express our Highest Truth and shine our lights most brilliantly when we choose to be givers to life -- not in obligatory ways, but because it is our Divine Nature to give. Today we look at gifts we can share that don’t cost a cent and what it is like to adopt the Buddhist attitude of being a “kingly” giver.
Talk 3 - The Inside Light of Christmas
We are all familiar with the elements of the Christmas story – Jesus was born in a stable because there was no room in the inn surrounded by shepherd and wise men who had followed a star to be with him. As colorful as this story may be, this is the outside story of Christmas. Today, we will look at the INSIDE story of Christmas and how it can lead to our living in the Light.
Talk 4 - Be Ye the Light
We bring our month and the year 2008 to a close by focusing on our Light. Not only will we focus on our Light, but we will build our body of light through a powerful meditative experience you won’t want to miss.
[Minister’s Note: A terrific song for any Sunday this month is Erin McGaughan’s “That Good Thing.”]