The Cradle of Your Heart
During this coming Christmas Season, open a new portal of sublime devotion so that the Christ Omnipresence will be able to come anew within your consciousness. Every day, every hour, every golden second, Christ has been knocking at your dark gates of ignorance. Now, in this august sacred dawn, Christ is especially coming in answer to your inner call, to awaken the consciousness of His Omnipresence within you.
Weave the cradle of your tender perceptions with the threads of your meditation, and make it commodious enough to hold the baby Infinity within its welcoming vastness. Christ is born on the iridescent blades; His gentleness is cradled in all fragrance. The opalescent sea-decked globe, the star-spangled cradle of the blue, and the red love of Martyr and Saints have vied with each other in offering a dwelling place for the all-pervading baby Christ.
This Christ of everywhere is sleeping in the breast of Eternity, and He loves to take a new birth at any time, anywhere, especially in the cradle of your true affection. Though every speck of space is a cradle where Christ is born anew as the splendor of new wisdom and expression, you can never see Him unless He chooses to be seen in the cradle of your unceasing devotion.
The cozy crib of your heart has for a very long time been small, holding your self-love alone, but now you must make it enormous, so that the social, national, international, creatural, and Cosmic Christ love may be born there and become welded together.
This Christmas must not only be celebrated by appropriate festivities and the exchange of material gifts, but also by deep, continuous meditation, making your mind a Cosmic Cathedral for Christ. You must offer all your most precious gifts of love, good will, and service to uplift your inimical brothers, as well as your friendly brothers, physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Since Christ is everywhere, you must worship his nativity in the Hindu, Christian, Mohammedan, Jewish, and all true religious temples. Since all Truth flows from the all-pervading Christ perception, learn to worship that sacredness in all sane religions, beliefs, and teachings. Since Christ dreamed Divine people into existence, you should celebrate the birth of Christ in your newly awakened equal love for the Jew, the Gentile, the Hindu, the Mohammedan, and for all nationalities and races.
Since all the new-blown blossoms and Astral twinklings are images of Christ, garland them all with your love. Behold the birth of an intoxicating Christ-love for your parents, friends, relatives, neighbors, and all races. In the Cathedral of your Soul, invite all your restless thoughts and assemble them in the service of your deepest united love for Christ.
With the Christmas packages around the family tree, make every thought an altar of Christ, and saturate the Christmas packages with your good will. Worship Christ as born in all space in the star, in the leaf, in the blossom, in the nightingale, in the nosegay, and, above all, in your velvet devotion. Unite your heart with all hearts, so that Christ may be born and remain there forever and forever.