This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent and the beginning of the Christmas Season. Yes, it is that time of year, the festival of lights! In Unity, we believe that Christmas is not an event that happened just once two thousand years ago. We believe that the birth narratives in the Bible and the Christmas stories we tell are not literally true, but metaphysical Truth. When we look at them from a spiritual perspective, they reflect the journey of our soul's spiritual fulfillment.
I believe that our Unity teachings have special relevance to us as we experience the seeming rise of darkness in our nation and the world. We are all part of the One Power and One Presence. The advent ritual of lighting candles mirrors the process of our awakening to the Christ light within us. And serves as a Spiritual Practice for our awakening. In this holiday season, we remember that all of us are the hands, face, and light of the Christ in the world.
Join us this Sunday as we begin our symbolic journey through the four Sundays of Advent, where we will light candles for Faith, Peace, Love, and Joy!