This blog is closed for lunch…

Christmas lunch that is…!

So, no blogging today at the London Office of Christian Science Committees on Publication.  On the other hand, our Merseyside colleague, Irene Hall, has been published again in Liverpool’s Daily Post.

Her weekly “Thought for the Day” this week is on Christmas and it is a good reminder to find moments of quiet among the hubbub that can associate itself with the celebration of the birth of our Saviour!

“IN THE hurly-burly of the run-up to Christmas, it’s good to insist to yourself that you find some quiet time. Then just open up to hear “the angels” and their message of joy and peace, of God’s great love and His gift to us of His precious Son.

For the shepherds, this message was so joyful it filled the air around with song. Maybe we won’t hear heavenly choirs in our quiet time but something reassuring.  A hymn by Violet Hay, in the Christian Science Hymnal, tells how God’s angels “lift our thoughts above, they whisper God is Love” and it concludes: “O wake and hear the angel song that bids all discord cease, from pain and sorrow, doubt and fear, it brings us sweet release; and so our hearts find peace.”

Thanks, Irene!

For those who like the spiritual side of Lauryn Hill’s hip hop/soul music, this is a heartfelt acoustic performance on the same theme of finding peace of mind.  Is she addressing one lover on finding another?  Or is she shaking off the influence of what the Bible calls the carnal mind – that which tries to keep our thoughts focused on a material rather than the spiritual sense of our lives?  This ends in an emotional paean of praise!

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Author:Tony Lobl

I write and speak on spirituality from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I am also an Associate Editor for the Christian Science periodicals. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the impact of spirituality on health caught my attention and re-shaped my career.

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