THE SINGLE EYE

Jesus said, "The light of the body is the eye; if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness," He saw not two powers ruling the world, one good and the other evil, but one divine Principle, which turns and overturns until He whose right it is shall reign. All that seems to interrupt, impede, or interfere with this ever-operative law of God is unreal. With this understanding of God the whole body of the Master's teaching was full of light; it enabled him to prove the nothingness of sin, disease, and death—to be stable and unshaken in all his ways.

If one is humble and lowly of heart, and is governed by Truth and Love, even in a small degree, this will lead him to the mount of exalted consciousness, where he may understand what the Master meant, when he said, "Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God," For centuries men have sought the lesson in the Beatitudes with earnestness and reverence, but how could they see God with singleness of vision—as All in all—and have the double, confused thought of God, and of man's relation to him, which the belief in evil as real necessarily involves? How can any one be truly meek and "inherit the earth," all good, until the lesson is learned that there is only one Mind, one consciousness; that he of himself can do nothing, that he is created to reflect this Mind and thereby glorify God?

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