December 27, 2009 – The Consciousness of Christmas


Rev. David McArthur

We look forward to Christmas with such childlike anticipation. The sense of community seems world-wide, universal, as we eagerly open to the rebirth of the awareness of the Christ Child among us, in us. That pure love in which we realize we are the instruments of the flow of God’s love to all, freely sending good wishes and giving gifts big and small. We are especially moved to give to those in the community with obvious need. We donate to food banks and charity drives anonymously, blindly.

All too soon, though, our ebullient spirits fade as we reach overwhelm, believing we cannot possibly have the means to serve all those in need among us. We wistfully put away our sense of universal community for another year, asking, “Why can’t the spirit of Christmas last all year long?”

However, this expanded consciousness does not need to end! You do have the means; your resources are infinite. You have the power within to maintain this expanded consciousness. You know how love transforms. Send it forth. Send forth the expanded Christmas awareness. Stay in the beauty and effectiveness; create by your intention. Send the beauty and light to those in need. You are the instrument of that transformation. You are a co-creator! Send the spirit of Christmas.

As Rev. David says, “Sing Christmas carols all year long.”

Music

“Lord’s Prayer” – Traditional, modified for Unity

“Walking in the Light” – Traditional, modified for Unity

“Peace Song” – Jill Jackson, Sy Miller

December 20, 2009 – A Special Christmas


Joyful Noise Choir

‘The baby Jesus shows us that love is something you do. You show love by what you do, not just by what you feel.

Over and over again, in the Bible, God commands us to love each other. And you can’t command an emotion.If love were just an emotion, then God couldn’t command it. But love is something you do. It can produce emotion, but love is an action.

The Bible says, “Let us stop just saying we love each other; let us really show it by our actions” (1 John 3:18 NLT). We can talk a good act: “I love people.” But do we really love them? Do you really love them? Our love is revealed in how we act toward them.’

Daily Hope, Posted by Rick Warren, December 10 2009

Let us take these wise words to heart, and take action this Christmas. Yes, we’re sending off a small mountain of shoes. We can join the carolers at Kensington Retirement Home Monday at 7. How many Red Cross kettles have you passed this year without dropping you change in? Just take a moment and think of the many opportunities you have to go only a little out of your way and thereby make this a wonderful Christmas season for you and yours and someone you don’t even know. Love is a verb of action.

Merry Christmas everyone!

— Your Prayer Team