"ABIDE IN ME"

Although Jesus inhabited this planet his thought dwelt in the infinite fatherland of Spirit. Speaking through him, Christ, Truth, says to his followers in all ages: "Abide in me, and I in you. ... He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit." Christ Jesus ever communed with the Father, in whom dwelt his own true being, and his unclouded perception of the real gave him dominion over every falsity which was paraded before his human gaze. The spectacle of famine and tempest, of sin, sickness, and death, could not deceive him for one moment, because his constant mental association with Truth enabled him to see through and beyond these imposters and thereby prove their impotence.

In this age it is owing to our Leader's strict obedience to the injunction, "Abide in me," that her inspired teaching is accomplishing so much for the human race. God needs faithful witnesses, who will reflect the stability of Truth through "evil report and good report," without fear, moral cowardice, or deviation of any kind. Jesus said, "To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth." Christian Scientists are learning to train thought upward, and to let it expand in the contemplation of infinite good, so that the truth of the following words may be made practical in daily life: "Fixing your gaze on the realities supernal, you may rise to the spiritual consciousness of being" (Science and Health, p. 261). This we may do here and now and reflect its harmony. In allowing our mental gaze to waver, the vision remains clouded at these points.

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