As Urantia Book readers, we have it on reliable authority that Jesus was born about noon on August 21st, 7 B.C. But of course any day you want to celebrate the birth of God made mortal man is fine by us. He should know exactly what it’s like to live life as his creatures must. Although the once lovely pagan/stolen December 25th celebration of his birth has become highly secularized, Grinch you Devil you, it’s still most importantly the celebration of the birth of our Creator— a Divine Being— the Son of God— incarnate as one of us, and that blows our tiny minds.
So far we’re fortunate enough to be able to pay our own way here, so we don’t ask for money or do commerce; but during the holiday season, we make an annual request that, even in the midst of all your various and sundry problems, you contemplate this: The Creator of this world and everything else in the incomprehensible vastness of the space around us for thousands of light years, made a brief personal appearance on this planet some two thousand years ago, to try to get us up to speed on who, and what we are. Thus it bears repeating:
“Of all human knowledge, that which is of greatest value is to know the religious life of Jesus and how he lived it.”
—The Urantia Book
The last two thousand years have been tumultuous to say the least. But an unprecedented thing happened when the resurrected Jesus ascended from this world: He left us with his Spirit presence— the Spirit of Truth. And that threw the doors of darkness, stupidity, and ignorance wide open to the spiritual light of life in the universe. And even though darkness, stupidity, and ignorance still threaten to swamp and sink our little barque as it goes cleaving through the high seas of an unknown future, we can take heart in the assurance from our near celestial kin that planetary change— for the better, and soon— is inevitable.
A new and fuller revelation of the religion of Jesus is destined to conquer an empire of materialistic secularism and to overthrow a world sway of mechanistic naturalism. Urantia is now quivering on the very brink of one of its most amazing and enthralling epochs of social readjustment, moral quickening, and spiritual enlightenment.
—The Urantia Book
You could be so comforted and inspired, so enthralled and intrigued, if you would only allow the [Indwelling Spirit] constantly to bring forth the pictures of the real motive, the final aim, and the eternal purpose of all this difficult, uphill struggle with the commonplace problems of your present material world.
—The Urantia Book
Because hope spring eternal, we hope 2010 2011 turns out to be the year everything changes.
But even if it’s not, you can still collect huge personal dividends right now— by becoming aware of your status and station as an ascending cosmic citizen of the universe. We urge you to fully indulge in the hope that springs eternal in the human breast and the mortal soul; we urge you to take the necessary time this year to read The Urantia Book. And finally, we encourage you to live in joyful and divine expectation, and be of good cheer, always.
The entire crew of USojo would like to take this opportunity to wish you the very best that life on the World of the Cross has to offer this Holiday Season, on top of your usual ration of trial and tribulation. Remember, it’s all good.
Love, Light, and Life
Our phasers will be set to recharge mode through January 2nd.