What Christmas Means to Me

Looking for a more spiritual sense of Christmas?

Check out a collection of essays and poems called, What Christmas Means to Me. These timeless messages about the true meaning of Christmas are brought together from the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science.

The basis of Christmas is the rock, Christ Jesus; its fruits are inspiration and spiritual understanding of joy and rejoicing, — not because of tradition, usage, or corporeal pleasures, but because of fundamental and demonstrable truth, because of the heaven within us. The basis of Christmas is love loving its enemies, returning good for evil, love that “suffereth long, and is kind.” The true spirit of Christmas elevates medicine to Mind; it casts out evils, heals the sick, raises the dormant faculties, appeals to all conditions, and supplies every need of man.” *

*From the collection What Christmas Means to Me and also found in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 260:17–27. You can find these books at our Reading Room. See the Reading Room page for address and hours.

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