A Beatitude

WHEN Jesus said, "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God," he was calling the world to Christian Science, to the understanding of pure metaphysics. As the student of Mrs. Eddy's inspired writings gains even a glimpse of the grandeur and joy of knowing God as ever present good, he begins to see God; and to see or know God is to demonstrate and prove His allness. It is scientifically impossible to think of the flesh or matter as real and God-created and at the same time to be "pure in heart." In reality there is only one consciousness, and that necessarily must be pure and perfect, because it is our Father-Mother God.

Harmonious consciousness is manifest as the law of harmony. Paul's confident assertion to the Romans that "the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death" is a bulwark of inspiring strength to every student of Christian Science, and as certainly "a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence" to any one clinging to the belief of mind in matter. Let us, therefore, with willing and joyful humility pray earnestly and unceasingly for that Mind to be in us "which was also in Christ Jesus." No other mind knows anything of true, scientific, Christian healing. There is in reality no mind but the divine Mind. To be pure in heart we must make it our first desire and duty willingly to put away all our educated, intrenched beliefs of a human mind of one's own, in order that we may be able to begin to comprehend the Mind of Christ.

Mortal mind, or the belief that brain controls man, can always be overcome and destroyed by facing courageously all its falsities and wickedness with the steadfast understanding of the real or spiritual man's absolute dominion. And this is indeed our birthright. Let us not sell it for a mess of pottage! These words of Mrs. Eddy on page 192 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" are most helpful: "The belief that a pulpy substance under the skull is mind is a mockery of intelligence, a mimicry of Mind." It is the One "altogether lovely" who has given man the right and ability to speak with authority to all manner of sin and disease.

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Are You Rejoicing?
April 16, 1921

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