Kingdom of Heaven Within

IN the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," written by Mary Baker Eddy, we find these words (p. 192): "The good you do and embody gives you the only power obtainable." There is much food for thought in this statement, because he who first said, "The kingdom of God is within you," spent his earthly career in doing good and in teaching others the way to the heavenly kingdom. This spirit of goodness, or the divine Spirit, animated all his acts and gave him unlimited power over evil.

Jesus said, "I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world." Now the word "name" in Scripture signifies the nature or character of the one bearing it. How many of us will be able to say we have manifested God's name unto those with whom we have come in contact during our sojourn on this earth? This same God, good, is round about each of us, guiding and governing us; and this fact would be as evident to us as it was to Jesus, if God's allness and ever-presence were as real to us as they were to him, and if we were as willing to do God's will in all things.

August 28, 1926

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