Communion with God

Divine moments—yea, hours—of communion with God were so common to Christ Jesus that he was able to understand the language of God without effort. It was his spiritual understanding of Truth, his realization of God's presence, that enabled him to know at the tomb of Lazarus that God heard him and that He heard him always. May we understand Truth too? Yes, through purification; through practice of the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount; through meekness, mercifulness, charity, peaceableness, and righteousness. How much of these are we expressing? In proportion to our expression of them we are demonstrating good.

Mrs. Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 274), "Divine Science is absolute, and permits no half-way position in learning its Principle and rule—establishing it by demonstration." No laxity of effort, no careless methods can be indulged in our pursuit of the truth and its application. Prayerfulness, obedience to the rules of Christian Science, gratitude for the good that is always with us, these are the essentials that help us to enter into that communion with God which Jesus enjoyed, and to establish our knowledge of Spirit by demonstration. "If 'faithful over a few things,' we shall be made rulers over many; but the one unused talent decays and is lost," Mrs. Eddy tells us (Science and Health, p. 323). Through perseverance, activity, and the improving of our moments as well as our hours by constant refusal to admit the multiform claims of evil, we use our talent and safeguard our knowledge of the truth.

Church Membership
May 19, 1928

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