These words come to me in connection with the healing of the man born blind. Jesus was always ready, he lived in the realization of Being. Spirit was all; so, as he merely passed by, he saw his opportunity; a twofold one, denying the power of evil and affirming the omnipotence of Good; showing that one in human form could manifest that Good; and that what was impossible to man, was possible to God; that one born blind, could by the operation of divine Love be freed from darkness.

This deep shadow and gloom was pierced and destroyed by the full reflection of Truth—a reflection pure, clear, direct, and effectual. The same light is here to-day,—the Christ-light; but the light cannot be shed unless we reflect the nature of Truth, and to reflect that nature means a close following of him who most clearly demonstrated its power. The demonstration demands self-abnegation, a consecration of self, not "once for all," but daily, the honest prayer "not my will, but Thine, be done."

When this has become our attitude we shall be ready and find our opportunities, not make them; and reflect the all-Good, in a clear and steady shining, because our lamps are filled, trimmed, and burning.

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The Dragon
March 7, 1903

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