Perhaps the greatest living symbol in religion so clear and concise is the message from Christ, when He picked up the cross to carry the sins of man on his shoulders. The sin is not the possession, the passion, for they are the side-effects of a greater disease. Christ carried on His back the EGO – the ‘I’ consciousness of man. He carried the burden of man EGO on His shoulders. The birth of Christ is a message to world to drop the ‘I’ consciousness and merge into the universal Divine consciousness. Service is a greatest tool at the disposal of a seeker, to abandon this ‘I’ consciousness and feel oneness with the Divine consciousness. Christ propounded the beauty and power of service all through His life. Let us share the spirit of Service and universal Divinity this Christmas.
source: Bhagavaan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.