The blessed season of love!

“Blessed is the season" by Tony Lobl

I’d describe Hamilton Wright Mabie’s optimistic message as coining a counter fact to the consumerism and gluttony that too often seems to parade as our modern day Christmas. As Mary Baker Eddy once put it in her own wry style: “Mother wishes you all a happy Christmas, a feast of Soul and a famine of sense.” (Miscellany)

For my part, I trust and pray we can all find a healthy balance between the secular and the sacred over the holiday period. I hope you enjoy gift-giving and time spent with family and/or friends. But I also hope you can carve out space for quiet communion with your Creator and to ponder the deeper meaning of the season.

Thank you for your support of this website throughout the past year. There’s still more to come before finally signing off for 2015…and then look forward to a new look for our website in 2016!

Happy Christmas!

Tony L.

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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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2 Comments on “The blessed season of love!”

  1. Sandi
    December 20, 2015 at 1:05 am #

    Tony, you’ve shared a message of hope and expectancy that something deep down in each of us demands more than packages and glitter. That communion with our Creator that assures us of something bigger, more beautiful and lasting than even cherished friendships. It’s worth carving out the space for listening to that conversation.

  2. December 20, 2015 at 2:19 am #

    Thanks, Sandi.Yes, listening is key! Wishing everyone a listening (and hearing!) Christmas!

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