The Way

When Jesus the Christ, discoursing with his disciples on the deep things of God, said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me," he referred not to his human selfhood, but to the divinity of the Christ; to his true relationship to God. Neither Truth nor Life could ever be a person, nor could the way be hedged about by limitations or dependent on the personal Jesus for actuality. The going away of the human Jesus in no way affected the eternal facts of existence, nor deprived the world of "the way, the truth, and the life." These are the same yesterday, to-day, and forever; they are, because God is. To God there is no such thing as the appearing and disappearing of the way, nor is there to His image, man. These changes take place with the carnal or mortal mind, which is "enmity against God," and therefore unacquainted with reality. It is the awakening from its own illusions and delusions which brings to the human mind an appreciation of the way exemplified by the master Metaphysician. Jesus plainly stated that his mission was to illustrate the way of salvation to humanity, to redeem mortals from imperfection, to reveal man as the image and likeness of God.

Mrs. Eddy writes on page 18 of Science and Health, "Jesus of Nazareth taught and demonstrated man's oneness with the Father, and for this we owe him endless homage." He called himself the Son of God and the brother of man, using the simile father and son to exemplify the closeness of the bond between God, the creator, and His creation. The infinite all-knowing Mind must be manifested in intelligence. Nothing can come between God and man, Mind and its expression. Nothing could change the nature of God's man without first changing the nature of God,—an unthinkable proposition. Man has no capacity to know anything which does not proceed from this infinite source, divine Mind. If it were possible for the nature of God to change, man would instantly change with it; for man is reflection, and according to law like produces like.

Compassion of the Christ
April 27, 1918

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