My heart fills with joy when I think about the day Jesus was born, revealing once again God's love for his creation and creating a new way for us to reach that pure spirit within. According to the Urantia Book, Jesus was born on August 21, 7 B.C. Christmas in August? That's right.
From 'When is Jesus' Birthday': "The Urantia Book says that Jesus was born “at noon, August 21, 7 B.C.” (122:8.1, Paper:section.paragraph). However, the authors do not say if this is a Julian Calendar date or a proleptic Gregorian Calendar date. That is, does the date refer to the calendar that was in use at that time; or does it refer to the current calendar, extended backward in time? More to the point, if Jesus’ birthday is celebrated on August 21 of the current calendar, is that really the anniversary of his birth?"
For more information about this date - see Truthbook.com's essay When is Jesus' Birthday?On this very special and momentous occasion, may I speak this wish for you:
May his love overshadow us, may his spirit dwell within us, and may his peace abide upon us. (paraphrasing the Urantia Book - Paper 193.5.2) .... and may we seek to love and nurture each other in the same way that he loves and nurtures us still, for he speaks still.
The Urantia (Earth) Chorus sings... in one voice:
We Love You Jesus
Happy Birthday to You and Merry Christmas to all. :)There is a song called 'The Millenium Prayer", sung by Cliff Richard - and whenever I listen to it I visualize the entire population of Urantia (Earth) singing one song in one voice to God, even the angels join in. ...and God, Jesus and the entire host of celestial beings ...smile. Of course I like the "Drummer Boy" Christmas song too, because the message it gives is that it's not really about what you do, it's about where your heart is.
Some of the lyrics from "'The Millenium Prayer" (link to the song on YouTube). The song starts out with the Lord's Prayer and then adds to it.
In every tribe and tongue
Let every heart's desire be joined
To see the kingdom come
Let every hope and every dream
Be born in love again
Let all the world sing with one voice
Let the people say Amen
We will be celebrating Jesus' birthday this Saturday in Sheboygan Falls, WI with our fellow First Wisconsin Society of Urantia Book Readers - Our program for Saturday is entitled 'The Urantia Comedy'. We will be discussing the "Lucifer Rebellion and the Caligastia Betrayal", the "Adamic Default and Aftermath", and the "Long Rehabilitation Process". Most importantly, we will be enjoying a time of fellowship and celebration at this special time. I'm not quite sure what's so funny or comedic about all of this, but it will be fun, I do know that.Smiles & Joy.
....Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum
In my humble opinion, Bruce Marchiano played the part of Jesus better and more true to form than any other actor I've seen to date. Why? Because in this film, Jesus smiles. A lot. It's as if Jesus is speaking directly to you through the actor. It's quite possible the actor was 'coming to Jesus' or being born again in love, on the movie set and this shone through his performance! The ending shows a victorious Jesus - Jesus came to establish his Kingdom on Earth, to reveal God to man - and His mission was accomplished! The rest is up to us!
You can watch the last 10 minutes of the movie here - (it's the very, very end I like, and it's where you see the image above) don't worry, it won't spoil anything - we all know how it ends anyway, right?
The Urantia Book