Practitioner's Corner December, 2017
The Science of Mind Magazine
NED L. CHAPIN, Editor
ERNEST S. HOLMES, CHRISTIAN D. Larson, HELEN VAN SLYKE, Associate Editors
VOL. III, NO.3 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA DECEMBER 1929
Love and Christmas
AS THIS great nation is blessed and renewed by its annual day of Thanksgiving, so the whole world is glorified by the love that goes forth at Christmas time.
Love is the key to every situation. Love and good will solve every problem. Hate, fear, anger and jealousy cloud and befog the intellect, but love brings a glow of cordial feeling. Warmed in the sunshine of love, the mind relaxes, gathers strength and poise. Then it is open to receive the inspiration of Divine Wisdom, always so to pour through us whenever we are ready and willing to receive it.
Love, being kind, receives kindness. Love finds no fault or ground for criticism. Love knows that every person is a part of one universal whole. In so knowing, Love establishes and leaves open innumerable channels for the reciprocal expression of love and goodwill. Love gives freely and receives without limit.
How stupid are criticism and fault finding! Where do they lead? They lead with undoubted force straight back to their source. They are boomerangs of deadly accuracy. Our intellects alone would banish criticism and fault finding forever, merely from self-interest, but cannot because our feelings control and sway us. We humor ourselves, take ourselves too seriously, take personal credit when we are successful, and wail to God when we fail. We should learn to have a better and more attractive assortment of feelings; their source should be in the magic springs of love.
Sooner or later, for a moment, for a day or for a lifetime, we shall learn to forget the ripples on the surface in the realization of the great flood of love underlying all life. We shall know that despite all appearances, everything is all right; and then everything will be all right. It cannot be otherwise.
Every expression of love, in thought, word or deed, expands both the personal and the race consciousness. Thus Christmas, by emphasizing love, glorifies the world we live in.
May love surround and glorify all gifts and words of cheer this Christmas.
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