Jesus saw and proved that his true selfhood, his eternal individualized spiritual being, is, was, and ever will be one with the Father. Knowing God as his Father, as his Mind, as his Life, as his All in all of being, he overcame "the world, the flesh, and the devil," and ascended above even the appearance and sense of evil. He ascended to such mental and spiritual heights, to such conscious unity with the Father, with the one Spirit, that he became invisible to the physical senses and could and can only be seen and known spiritually. As he himself declared, it was expedient for him to go away as a corporeal personality, that the Christ might come and abide forever as a purely spiritual Teacher, Healer, and Comforter. "It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you." "When he, the Spirit of truth [the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, the Christ-mind], is come, he will guide you into all truth." "He will show you things to come." "He shall glorify me." He will "abide with you for ever."

In the light of Christian Science this going away as a corporeal Saviour and this coming as a purely spiritual presence and power, as God, Spirit, with us, was and is the perfect demonstration of the eternal and necessary union between the Father and the Son, between God and man. Jesus by his victory over all evil, by his conscious union with the Father, became the Wayshower to this union with God; and "the first-born among brethren." And Mrs. Eddy, in the discovery, proof, and explanation that the Christianity of Christ is the Science of all real being and healing, the truth of being that reforms the sinner, heals the sick, raises up the dying, comforts the mourner, and awakens them to conscious unity with the heavenly Father, the divine Principle of life and being, is making clearer to human apprehension than ever before since the days of Jesus and his first disciples, that the Son of God, the spiritual man is from the divine necessity of his perfect being, forever one with God and all that God is.

September 29, 1906

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