The New Church offers you a set of daily readings for Christmas.
Each daily email in this program features a scriptural passage from the Christmas story, followed by readings touching on some aspect of the passage. At the end of the readings for each day is a set of reflections, together with some questions for consideration. There are twenty-five readings in all, designed to carry you from December 1st through Christmas day.
Christmas is a time when we often focus on the Lord more than at other times of the year. Amidst all the preparations and festivities, we’re invited to reflect on the powerful reality of the Lord’s birth into our world. It is our hope that this set of Christmas readings will assist you in this process.
This year’s Christmas readings are gathered around the theme, “Our Part.” It’s a theme which acknowledges the role that each one of us plays in our eternal destiny. The Lord our God is the Savior of all, but He can’t prepare us for heaven without our cooperation. He has given us hearts that can love, minds that can think wisely and creatively, and bodies that can do many useful things. His hope and even expectation is that we will take these gifts and use them to orient ourselves toward Him and toward others around us. He wants us to consider the role we can best play in any given situation, and then pour our energy in that direction.
We hope you will enjoy these Christmas readings. The Lord introduced Himself anew to the world by means of His birth on earth. He awakened in people’s minds the fact that there is a “kingdom of God” and a godly way of living that leads there.
Our hope is that these readings, together with worship services and church events available throughout the world, will provide a sense of uplift and spiritual renewal in your life this Christmas season, as you continue on the pathway toward genuine love.