Celebrate Light – Winter Festivals Talk

Metaphysical talk on the similarities of Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa and Yule. I shared this at Unity of Reading on December 9, 2012 – the second Sunday of Advent.

Based on the following selection by Unity co-founder Charles Fillmore:

The Twelve Powers of Man

by Charles Fillmore
pp. 111-112

All these “woes” are to those who are living in the letter instead of in the spirit of the law. But Jesus did not condemn religion, nor religious organizations. His denunciations were aimed at those who profess to teach and to follow the law but fall short in carrying it out in their lives.

Right here, however, religious teachers should be on their guard in framing tenets for religious organizations. Do not dogmatize in creed, or statement of Being, as a governing rule of thought and action for those who join your organization. These things are limitations, and they often prevent free development because of foolish insistence on consistency. The creed that you write today may not fit the viewpoint of tomorrow; hence the safe and sure religious foundation for all men is that laid down by Jesus, “The Spirit of truth . . . shall guide you into all the truth.” A statement setting forth the teaching of a religious institution is essential, but compelling clauses should be omitted.

Original Affirmation

I know that there is one light. I call this light Christ. As I prepare for the birth of Christ, I recognize that others prepare for their own spiritual birth. I realize that, regardless of our traditions, celebrations, words and songs, we all rejoyce in our growing awareness of light. I give thanks for the Christ light in all its forms. And so it is!

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