Receiving the Truth

Helpful suggestions as to the manner in which the truth is received by the children of God are inspired by watching the operator of a radio receiving instrument. As with any other human experience, the comparison must necessarily be a limited one; but, nevertheless, it does help us to understand how easily and naturally one should receive the messages from divine Mind.

First of all, it should be significant to us, tempted as we are by so-called mortal mind to believe that impervious matter is separating us from divine Truth, to know that not long ago a radiocasting station in the United States was heard through a simple and inexpensive receiving set in Australia. In other words, the impulses of the sending device, though according to material standards possessing very little force, were delivered intelligibly to the receiver on the other side of the world. With such a demonstration of an intangible and invisible process that acts as if the earth, for all its seeming size, simply did not exist, are we not helped to grasp the fact, which Christian Science teaches, that in the presence of infinite Spirit there is no matter, and therefore no obstruction to impede Spirit's activities or to prevent or delay the delivery of its messages?

Again, it is significant that, as men measure time, only an infinitesimal part of it was required for the transmission of the message from the radiocasting station in America to the receiver, thousands of miles away in Australia. Does this not help us also to understand that time is not required for the ideas of omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient divine Mind to pass to man?

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The Divine Purpose
May 2, 1925

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