Gaining Reality

A recent effort on the part of the writer to conquer a false sense of humility was rewarded in a most unexpected manner. Considering the teaching of the Master, and dwelling upon the outward expression of his knowledge of the Father, I was awed by the strange contrasts his life presented; and while analyzing his humility, in order truly to understand the nature of humility and thus uncover the error of my own belief, I was led to examine his other virtues, and the result was astonishing. In the search to discover the realities behind this remarkable life, I saw that we have just begun to understand the nature of goodness, and that for many this discovery only points out their mortal misconceptions, and has not yet led them very far into the realm of actuality.

Christ Jesus was tolerant because of his great wisdom. The world has never understood this tolerance, and it cannot until a better understanding of the Father is gained. Majesty was the expression of his humbleness and simplicity, the unconscious expression that clothed him like a garment. It seems strange to us to think of humility and majesty as at-one, but certainly they were thus manifest in the life of Christ Jesus. Patience was the expression of his far-sightedness, and loftiness the flower of his meekness. Tenderness, compassion, sympathy for the multitude, all sprang from his high courage.

Divine Reflection
May 29, 1915

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