The Universality of Truth

Whenever an individual expresses good in preference to evil, at that moment he is proving that man possesses his rightful inheritance and is showing how much of God he knows. This fact is not rendered untrue because this individual is not definitely conscious of a desire to know God, neither would the approval of others be withheld from such a person because he chooses the better course instinctively rather than by conscious effort or after deep study and consideration of the merits of the right and wrong courses. In the active expression of God, or good, there are no divisions between individuals and there have been conspicuous cases in history where even the divisions of nationality have been overborne by the community of feeling engendered by the joint pursuit of a good aim. Those who study Christian Science and those who do not are therefore not really divided, for good cannot be exhausted any more than it can be monopolized, and the pursuit of the spiritual as opposed to the material is a common platform roomy enough for all the world.

Just as good is universal in one dimension, that of space, it is also universal in another, that of time. "Before Abraham was, I am," said Jesus, meaning as Mary Baker Eddy explains in Science and Health (p. 333), "The advent of Jesus of Nazareth marked the first century of the Christian era, but the Christ is without beginning of years or end of days. Throughout all generations both before and after the Christian era, the Christ, as the spiritual idea,—the reflection of God,—has come with some measure of power and grace to all prepared to receive Christ, Truth. Abraham, Jacob, Moses, and the prophets caught glorious glimpses of the Messiah, or Christ, which baptized these seers in the divine nature, the essence of Love. The divine image, idea, or Christ was, is, and ever will be inseparable from the divine Principle, God."

True Living
September 10, 1921

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