The Awakening

With what joy we welcome the first signs of spring after the long period when Mother Earth apparently closes her doors, pulls down the shutters, and goes to sleep! Each morning the sunshine comes a little earlier with its warmth and gladness, eager to summon the world to activity. The fresh green blades of grass respond readily to its call, giving encouraging proof that, after a season of darkness and confinement, freedom has been gained.

It was at the close of one of the world's greatest struggles for freedom that there dawned in the pure consciousness of a New England woman the first rays of the light which was to lead mortals out of earth's darkness into spiritual liberty. Mrs. Eddy saw the great needs of sinning, sick humanity; and she also discerned the goal toward which it became her mission to lead them, the only goal which would ever bring happiness and satisfaction—mankind awakened to the consciousness of man in God's image and likeness. In "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 358) Mrs. Eddy has said, "All men shall be satisfied when they 'awake in His likeness,' and they never should be until then." Evidently, then, it is not only a privilege but a duty, a constant summons, to strive to move onward and upward toward perfection.

Divine Economy
March 31, 1928

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