UTTERING TRUTH

The Holy Scriptures, interpreted in the light of Christian Science, set before the world the whole truth of being. "Truth is revealed. It needs only to be practised," as Mrs. Eddy writes on page 174 of the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." To practise the truth means to understand, think, speak, act, and in all ways obey the truth; to reflect in our thinking God's spiritually true thoughts, and to let the vitality of this right idea actuate us in all things. Talking about the truth is not practising it. Living the truth in an increasingly corrected life is the only utterance of it that is availing.

The understanding of spiritual truth does not come to make us easier in the flesh, but that through quickened spirituality we may rise out of the flesh. Holier thinking means holier living here and now. We are, therefore, reflectors of God's presence and power through spiritual understanding and doing, for one purpose; namely, that divine Mind may repeat its thinking in us and through us, and so benefit the world; not primarily that we may have the joy of reflecting, not that we may receive and keep to ourselves even spiritual things; but that in receiving we may give again to all mankind. That which absorbs light and does not send it abroad is no reflector. That which reflects gives instantly as it receives. Drawing nothing from within itself, keeping nothing for itself, but lending its whole being to receive that it may shed light around it, the reflector serves the light and the whole world that would be lighted, losing sight of itself in the process. Clean and rightly adjusted to the light the reflector must be; careful to be placed for the receiving, but always giving, giving all that is given to it radiantly and without partiality.

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