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Keep My Commandments

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    spencel
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    Responsive Reading “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” John 8

    Every year I am at Plainfield I learn more about Christmas. Before coming here I had begun to really simplify traditions that had become overwhelming and stressful. They never fulfilled my longings for peace, joy, love, and comfort and often left me exhausted. I am learning now the reason was only God can satisfy. Now using the tools taught here I approach this time and my days with a whole new attitude. I now have a greater appreciation of Mary Baker Eddy’s writings because of the clear teachings here. Below is one excerpt that I had never noticed in the decades of being in this Science.

    “The basis of Christmas is the rock, Christ Jesus; its fruits are inspiration and spiritual understanding of joy and rejoicing, — not because of tradition, usage, or corporeal pleasures, but because of fundamental and demonstrable truth, because of the heaven within us. The basis of Christmas is love loving its enemies, returning good for evil, love that “suffereth long, and is kind.” The Significance of Christmas from Miscellany by Mary Baker Eddy

    What a meaningful way to honor Christ Jesus and much better than the many ways I used to pass this holiday. One take away from our last Roundtable was a reminder of being aware of my human concept of others, especially those nearest to me, that I may have put negative ungodlike labels on. I am so grateful for the lessons here and finding freedom in right thinking.

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