Those who have studied Christian Science know that as they recognize the Principle of its teachings the unreality of any form of discord becomes apparent. Whether discordant conditions appear in physical, moral, or mental forms, they are still in the light of Christian Science something to be overcome, for their very nature precludes them from having any part with God, whose being is infinite harmony and whose creation reflects Him. Now none of us would choose to be separated from those whom we love any more than we would choose to be ill. Both states are discordant, and if the truth can make us free from one form of discord, this truth can be successfully applied to any other form.

In the effort to overcome a sense of separation recently, the first encouraging beam of light that appeared to the writer was the fact that, being something discordant, it was consequently capable of being destroyed. It was evident that it was a sense of something which should be overcome, not accepted; and by recognizing it as discord it was ipso facto, understood to be powerless, for "evil is not power" (Science and Health, p. 192). Christ Jesus said, "Lo, I am with you alway." Now what did he mean by this when he shortly afterward disappeared, in other words was separated from his disciples? The significance of what our Master meant on this occasion appeared in the experience above referred to, and the truth about separation was revealed, on comparing his words with a statement by Mrs. Eddy. In Science and Health we read that the human, corporeal Jesus had a brief earthly career, whereas "the spiritual self, or Christ, continues to exist in the eternal order of divine Science" (p. 334).

This is surely the spiritual explanation of the Master's words, and as their meaning appeared in a brighter light than ever before, mortal mind and its suggestion of separation received such a blow that this sense testimony was driven effectually out of consciousness. Knowing that "we live, and move, and have our being" in God, the Christ, "the spiritual self," is with us always, taking away all belief in sin and discord, and removing from our consciousness all that tends to make us believe in any of the unrealities of mortal experience. Since it is impossible for the children of God to be separated from God, it is also impossible for them to be separated from each other, for we all in reality live in the same consciousness (kingdom), where distance and time are not known. These are suggestions of finity and are unknown to infinity.

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March 25, 1911

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