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A Christmas Gift of Forgiveness

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“As we decide what to give to others for Christmas this year, why not consider the gift of forgiveness?”

This from friend and colleague Tim Mitchinson writing in the Peoria Journal-Star in Illinois about the benefits – including to health – of forgiveness.

He quotes Christian healer Mary Baker Eddy, who met wrongs with kindness and forgiveness and said, “I would enjoy taking by the hand all who love me not, and saying to them, ‘I love you, and would not knowingly harm you.’ Because I thus feel, I say to others: Hate no one; for hatred is a plague-spot that spreads its virus and kills at last…If you have been badly wronged, forgive and forget…”

Mitchinson says, “Let’s bring more peace and health on earth, by giving the gift of forgiveness this holiday season.”

A nice article at Christmas time or anytime: Give the gift of forgiveness.


3 Health Articles For Christmas That Will Make Your Day

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Here are three articles in the news recently with Christmas in mind that focus on the intersection of spirituality and health.

In the first article, Scrooge’s life lessons are adapted to health,  the second includes a personal account of gaining freedom from depression, and the third has a surprise ending that will make you smile.

1. Transforming a bah-humbug attitude into a healthier you

By Steven Salt, in Kent Patch (Ohio)

Excerpt: “An infestation of bah-humbug thinking pesters all of us from time to time. Helplessness, hopelessness, poverty, despair, and a host of pesky doubts can swarm us and even compromise our health. It turns out generosity can snap us out of the humbug funk and improve our well-being.”

He cites a book entitled, “The Heart of Religion: Spiritual empowerment, benevolence, and the experience of God’s love”. It reports: over 80% of respondents acknowledge they “experience God’s love as the greatest power in the universe.”

2. Debra Chew: Beating Holiday Depression – Mind, Heart, Body And Spirit

By Debra Chew, in the Chattanoogan (Tennessee)

Chew quotes Dr. Kenneth Porter, who, in his article ‘Healing Holiday Blues,’ states that, “the healing of depression, like the healing of any emotional or physical disturbance, occurs best on four levels of our being–mind, heart, body, and spirit.” She relates a personal experience: “About 10 years ago, I experienced a healing of depression that did include all four of these levels. … We made some changes … more important was the time I spent in prayer.”

3. A Christmas Eve Brings A Holy Gift

By Ingrid Peschke, in The MetroWest Daily News (Massachusetts)

Peschke shares how her family set aside their usual Christmas Eve traditions one year to accept an invitation from friends, and experienced more than one surprise. See how many gifts you can count in this one.

Have a healthy, happy Christmas!


A Relevant Social Network Christmas

This video below showed me that the Christmas story can be told in the language of today’s Social Media and still share the same message.

Here’s the YouTube video entitled Social Network Christmas by Ignitermedia.com

So here’s a question: does something have to be new and popular to be relevant?

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About Christmas Gifts

The memory of the Bethlehem babe bears to mortals gifts greater than those of Magian kings, — hopes that cannot deceive, that waken prophecy, gleams of glory, coronals of meekness, diadems of love.”¹

Mary Baker Eddy, the Founder of Christian Science, wrote these words in an article entitled, “Christmas Gifts”¹.

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Christmas, Jesus, love, and healing

Christmas is a special time for me as a Christian Scientist, as it is for all Christians.  It is a time to celebrate Jesus and what his coming upon earth means for us all.  He is the Son of God.  God is his Father.  And God is our Father.  Jesus taught us to pray, “Our Father, which art in heaven…” Two very significant aspects of Jesus’ ministry stand out to me – love and healing.

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