God's Glory

It is through spiritualized thought that God's glory is beheld. As the writer pondered upon this fact the questions came: What is spiritualized thought? Is it not the consciousness of man's unity with God, the one and only Mind, which is infinite good? Through this consciousness, this right thinking, God's wondrous glory is ever being revealed to man, and is being made manifest in the healing of the sick, the regeneration of the sinful, the comforting of the sorrowful, the overcoming of the sense of lack and limitation. God's glory is always shining. It is erring mortal sense that seems to becloud our vision. Mrs. Eddy says in "Unity of Good" (p. 35): "Spirit is Spiritual consciousness alone. Hence this spiritual consciousness can form nothing unlike itself, Spirit, and Spirit is the only creator." Man, reflecting this consciousness, shows forth "the fruit of the Spirit," which, Paul tells us, "is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

God's glory is expressed all around us in every act of love, kindness, and patience everywhere; and not only in these, but in the true sense of the sunshine, the carols of the birds, the soft whispering of the winds through the trees, and in the brooklet's song. God's spiritual universe, indeed, is the reflection of "spiritual consciousness." Man, the highest idea of God, is always the image of God's glory, resplendent with purity and holiness.

By refusing to admit into thought "any thing that defileth, ... or maketh a lie," knowing that man now possesses the consciousness of his oneness with the Father, we bring into our experience health, happiness, joy, and harmony. Man is always dwelling in "the secret place of the most High," though erring mortal mind would have us think otherwise. The realization of man's perfect abiding place in the consciousness of Spirit causes him to manifest the fullness and abundance of God's glory.

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The Only Wealth
July 5, 1924

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