Jesus' Appeal

"Jesus was a mediator between humanity and Spirit. He voiced truth. He spoke to the human sense through the divine" (Science and Health, p. 332).

As the son of Mary, Jesus was human, and formed the link between weak, cringing, fallen, mortal man and Spirit. He sought not to show himself to men. He wanted them to see the Christ. His mission was to lift humanity up.

A vine torn down from the tree which once supported it, had no strength of its own and so lay prone on the ground among the weeds around which it entwined its tendrils. In this condition it bore poor fruit, and unless it were lifted up it would ere long wither and die. With one hand a woodman drew downward a branch of the tree, and with the other he raised up the helpless vine. The vine knew the branch and clung steadfastly to it, reaching out farther and farther until at last the tendrils again took firm hold upon the strong body of the tree. The vine was lifted up from its fallen estate into the bright sunshine and the pure atmosphere. It had been redeemed. The mediator,—the woodman,—had shown it the way back to fruitfulness and life.

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August 6, 1904

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