The Ever Available Christ

The practical value of Christian Science is well illustrated by the understanding it has given of the Christ. To most Christians, Christ has been simply another name for Jesus. Not the name only, but all that it implied, all that constituted the great Prophet's anointment and made him so great as a healer and teacher, has been associated, for them, exclusively with his person. This has caused them to glorify him; but it has not enabled them to gain the help they required in the daily affairs of this world. If Jesus himself could have come to them in their difficulties, they would, possibly, have had no doubt of the results; but with Jesus away, the Christ has often seemed far off, and the way to it not clear. That has been the experience of millions of Christians.

Christian Science explains and shows how to prove the presence of the Christ; and it does this so simply that even the children understand. The Christ, which endowed Jesus with great power, Christian Science shows did not belong exclusively to him; and it brings out, also very plainly, that Jesus would have been the last to say that it did. Christian Science shows, further, that Jesus healed, not by anything that was true of him alone, but by what he saw to be true of all men as the children of God,—namely, that they were at-one with God, and therefore spiritual and perfect.

Seeking God's Kingdom First
April 19, 1924

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