After reading the news story, “Culture wars: Holiday struggle over public spaces still very much alive“, I prayed to know that the spiritual significance of Christ can unite us, instead of divide us.
I’ve heard that the use of the words: Christ, God, and Jesus are a turn-off for some people and make them think about political parties, war, injustice, etc. instead of their spiritual, healing meaning.
I love the definition of Christ given in Christian Science:
“Christ is the true idea voicing good, the divine message from God to men speaking to the human consciousness.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 339)
Christ is not so much a person in Christian Science as it is the divine voice, guidance, influence, attraction, and healing power.
It is also described as: the spiritual and true idea of God; that which alone confers the healing power.
The textbook of Christian Science continues:
“Jesus is the name of the man who, more than all other men, has presented Christ, the true idea of God…” (p. 473)
Each of us has the power and ability to express the Christ and be a healing influence on our friends, families and neighbors.
The Christ is what elevates us, wipes away our tears, gives us hope and understanding, unites family and friends, enables us to rise higher in our life achievements, impels unselfish giving, heals sickness, and focuses our thought on the eternal and peaceful.
It is our link to the divine.
There is nothing in Spirit which can divide us. It’s very nature is eternal, complete, whole, pure and perfect.
In this season and every season, the universal, healing message of the Christ is speaking to us.