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Christmas: its open secret and hidden reward

From the December 1990 issue of The Christian Science Journal


What a wonderful occasion is Christmas! But how essential that the material celebration shouldn't be allowed to obscure the spiritual message of Christmas and its true meaning. In an article entitled "What Christmas Means to Me," written for The Ladies' Home Journal, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, writes, "To me Christmas involves an open secret, understood by few—or by none—and unutterable except in Christian Science.