Tonight: “that higher selfhood which we all must prove”

As we get pumped for 2015 and say adios to 2014, we’ll be having a church service this evening that gives us a chance to think about identity: our own pure identity, and the pure identity of our neighbors.

In getting ready for that, here are a few thoughts, taken from the Christian Science Hymnal, that do a great job of summarizing what we’ll be hearing about tonight:

O dreamer, leave thy dreams for joyful waking,
O captive, rise and sing, for thou art free;
The Christ is here, all dreams of error breaking,
Unloosing bonds of all captivity.

O perfect Mind, reveal Thy likeness true,
That higher selfhood which we all must prove,
Joy and dominion, love reflecting Love.

And as a mirror shows us
A likeness clear and bright,
So God forever sees His child
Revealed in radiant light.

(These verses are from hymns 412, 66, and 15 – the hymns we’ll be singing tonight.)

This New Year’s, whether you’re at home or away from home/in search of home… with friends, family, loved ones, or by yourself… reflecting on a beautiful year of uplifting experiences, or just ready to leave behind a year that wasn’t so great (or a bit of both)…

…may a fuller awareness of your completeness, of unconditional love, and of inviolable peace be yours.

All love,

Christa (da clerk), Sarah (tonight’s Reader), and the C.S. Society of JP

Details about tonight’s service:

@ Eastern Bank Community Room. 687 Centre St, Jamaica Plain (map).
7:35-8:35 PM, EST.
-In person, or by phone (605) 475-4000 x 636128
what: An hour of singing, contemplative prayer, readings from the Bible and Science and Health, testimony sharing, and pure Love.